Integrated Reading and Writing Development (IRWD)

Integrated Reading and Writing DevelopmentIRWD

Midland College Integrated Reading and Writing (IRWD) courses are designed to provide learning opportunities of several kinds:

  • Developmental instruction for those who need to do compensatory work in order to reach reading and writing competence in compliance with the Texas Success Initiative;

  • Work in comprehension, writing skills, vocabulary and reading rate for students wishing to enhance their college reading, writing, and studying abilities; and work to enhance comprehension, vocabulary and reading rates in a specified area of study or major.

 

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 credit.
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

Required co-requisite lab for all IRWD courses.

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