Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Jun 21, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

INTL 075 Beginning Academic Reading & Writing

5 credits
This course is for non-native speakers of English who are international students and emphasizes academic reading skills, including comparing and contrasting, hypothesizing, and evaluating information and texts at a basic level. Students review the basic academic paragraph structure and write simple explanatory and descriptive paragraphs.

Prerequisites: Appropriate score on IEP Placement test, or INTL 065, or instructor permission.

Corequisites: INTL 074 .

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to, in English:

  • Predict content of simple texts through skimming
  • Identify main ideas and details in beginning-level materials on familiar topics
  • Read simple texts critically to evaluate advantages and disadvantages or pros and cons of information presented
  • Express opinions and support them with specific information
  • Relate previous knowledge to reading
  • Write simple and compound sentences that show an understanding of basic grammar and punctuation
  • Use brainstorming, graphic organizers, and simple outlines to generate and organize information for writing
  • Write simple well-organized explanatory and descriptive paragraphs following the rules for academic writing
  • Write a business letter following appropriate format