Integrated Reading and Writing

Integrated Reading and Writing 

The ability to write clearly and accurately is critical to success in academic and professional pursuits. The Integrated Reading and Writing program provides instruction in all aspects of planning and producing academic prose in preparation for the TSI writing assessment and for ENGL 1301. The rubric for this coursework is INRW.


Students are required to participate in Integrated Reading & Writing Developmental Studies program if they have not met college readiness standards of the TSI Assessment.


INRW 0315 - Integrated Reading/Writing II

Credits: 3
Integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. Successful completion of this course fulfills TSI requirements for reading and/or writing. Additionally, this is a performance-based course designed to develop students’ critical reading and academic writing skills. The focus of the course will be on applying critical reading skills for organizing, analyzing, and retaining material and developing written work appropriate to the audience, purpose, situation, and length of the assignment. The course integrates preparation in basic academic reading skills with basic skills in writing a variety of academic essays.
Prerequisite: INRW 0405 or meet TSI standard for INRW 0315; or equivalent. If you do not meet placement requirements, check with the instructor to request consent.
Type of Course: Developmental

INRW 0405 - Integrated Reading/Writing I

Credits: 4
Integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. Seeks to improve students’ academic reading and writing skills through extensive integrated instruction emphasizing skills and techniques related to vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, paragraph elements, essay structure, and critical analysis that apply to both reading and writing. Students will demonstrate comprehension of varied texts through written responses, progressing from advanced paragraphs to short essays. The required lab component will target students’ individual skills.
Prerequisite: Meet TSI standard for INRW 0405; or equivalent.
Type of Course: Developmental