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Course Description

This immersion course is designed to improve fundamental academic skills in reading, writing, and studying necessary for success in first-year English courses. The course will introduce or review reading and writing strategies, paragraph organization, and vocabulary development. Opportunities for word processing; document formatting; and review of grammar, mechanics, and punctuation are provided. This is a pass/no pass course, and units earned do not count toward the associate degree or certificates.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply reading strategies for comprehending texts.
  • Write short essays using correct, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Apply basic research strategies, including using the library, searching the internet, and evaluating sources.
  • Apply time management, organization, communication, and study skills to prepare for successful presentations and course completion.
  • Use vocabulary in context: Apply word analysis strategies and understand meanings of words by using contextual clues and dictionaries.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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