Integrated Reading and Writing DevelopmentIRWD
Midland College Integrated Reading and Writing (IRWD) courses are designed to provide learning opportunities of several kinds:
IRWD 0480 - Integrated Reading & Writing I
4 Hours (4-1)
This course is designed for students who need preparatory work in reading and writing.
The course teaches students to integrate critical reading and writing skills, with
the goal of getting students ready to succeed in the corequisite course, ENGL 1301.
Students learn to utilize all reading skills to further improve comprehension, reading
rate, and fluency. Students learn to apply insights gained from reading a variety
of texts in order to use effective writing strategies such as editing strategies,
generating ideas from texts, and recognizing and applying the conventions of Standard
English. Students will integrate critical reading and academic writing skills in order
to comprehend and interact with college-level texts and to produce college-level writing.
Course includes 16 lab hours directed by the instructor. This course is not for college
Corequisite: ENGL 1301
IRWD 0381 - Integrated Reading & Writing II
3 Hours (3-0)
This course is designed for students who scored 346-350 on the TSI Reading Assessment, or are complete in reading with a TSI writing score of 310-339 and an essay score of 1-4. It is designed to integrate critical reading and academic writing skills in order to comprehend and interact with college-level texts and to produce college-level writing assignments. This course is not for college credit. The reading TSI score will calculate placement in this course.
IRWD 0181 - Writing Lab
1 Hour (0-2)
This lab course focuses on integrating academic reading and writing skills using critical thinking skills. Tutorial help, computer-assisted instruction, and computer-based editing programs are available to support the class.
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