Integrated Reading and Writing

Integrated Reading and Writing courses provide students with the knowledge and skills required to comprehend college level texts and write appropriately for academic course requirements. Emphasis is placed on active reading and writing strategies that are effective when applied in academic and work force reading and writing situations. 

Integrated Reading and Writing courses are offered each semester in an 8-week format. This allows most students to complete their pre-requisite requirements in just one semester.

Integrated Reading and Writing Courses

DRE 097 –Integrated Reading and Writing II

This course is designed to develop 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 Lexile™ range of 1070 to 1220. 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.

DRE 098 – Integrated Reading and Writing III

This course is designed to develop 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; these topics are taught using texts primarily in the Lexile™ range of 1185 to 1385. 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.