Catalog 2021-2022 
    May 19, 2022  
Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ABED 046 Reading and Writing Strategies

10 credits
Students will gain fundamental reading and writing strategies that help them to utilize the writing process to produce essays.

Prerequisites: CASAS ABED Reading Assessment score at the ABED Intermediate Level (217-238) plus a writing sample assessed at the intermediate level or instructor permission

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Develop reading strategies necessary to complete college-level work
  • Analyze structure and organizational patterns in a variety of texts
  • Use context clues and a dictionary to identify word meanings
  • Utilize various elements of a textbook (graphics, index, contents, etc.)
  • Draw inferences to make conclusions and predictions in a variety of texts
  • Develop organizational and time management strategies necessary to complete college-level work
  • Develop and use a writing process to brainstorm, organize, and revise compositions
  • Write basic essays that include a thesis statement and coherent supporting paragraph
  • Identify and use fundamental grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation principles
  • Develop proofreading skills

Total Hours: 100 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 100