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ENGL/ 095 Academic Reading and Writing II: Threshold (8)

An integrated pre-college course designed to improve the student's reading and writing ability for entrance into ENGL& 101. Course work focuses on critical reading and analytical writing in response to readings, with an emphasis on organization, unity, coherence, and adequate development; an introduction to expository essays; and a review of the rules and conventions of standard written English. Essay and research writing is included. This is a preparatory class for college success with reading emphasis on text analysis for structure, inferring meaning, critical thinking, and vocabulary development. Introduction to literary devices is included. A variety of expository excerpts from college textbooks are used for demonstration of skills. Lab application is used for practice.

Prerequisite: Either EAP 155 and EAP 159 with a minimum grade of C, EAP 154 with a minimum grade of C, ENGL/ 085 with a minimum grade of C, or assessment into ENGL/ 095.