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Developmental Reading Course Descriptions

DRE 096  Integrated Reading and Writing I

This course develops proficiency in specific integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; these topics are primarily taught at the introductory level using texts primarily in a LexileŽ range of 860 to 1010. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of academic and career-related texts and composing effective paragraphs.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2.5; Lab, 1

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: ACA 122

DRE 096 Course Outline

DRE 097  Integrated Reading and Writing II

This course develops proficiency in integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; except where noted, these topics are taught at a reinforcement level using texts primarily in a LexileŽ range of 960 to 1115. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate and apply those skills toward understanding a variety of complex academic and career texts and composing essays incorporating relevant, valid evidence.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2.5; Lab, 1

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: DRE 096

Corequisite: ACA 122

DRE 097 Course Outline

DRE 098  Integrated Reading and Writing III

This course develops proficiency in integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; except where noted, these topics are taught using texts primarily in the Lexile® range of 1100 to 1320 in order to prepare students to be career and college ready. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of texts at the career and college ready level and toward composing a documented essay.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2.5; Lab, 1

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: DRE 097

Corequisite: ACA 122

DRE 098 Course Outline
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