INRW 0301
Reading and Writing Introductory

Western Texas College

INRW 0301 is a combination lecture/laboratory skills-centered approach designed to refine reading and writing skills. Focus is on learning the basic reading skills (word attack, vocabulary, and comprehension) necessary to gain independence in reading and identifying sentence structure deficiencies to improve basic writing skills. This is a course with a required lab. The course fulfills TSI requirements for reading and writing; however, the course will not apply toward graduation requirements and will not transfer.

Prerequisites: INRW 0301 is designed for students whose placement scores, in adherence to TSI, indicate a need for reading and writing skills improvement.

  1. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Students will analyze paragraphs and short reading sections through the application of basic reading skills to determine topic, main idea, and supporting details by completing related assignments and tests with a minimum score of 74.
    2. Students will identify important parts of speech (noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, interjection) and their functions within a sentence. Grading will be based upon a rubric.
  2. Major Course Requirements - NOTE - Students will need to secure dependable access to a computer and the internet.
    1. Students will be assigned a mixture of several short reading assignments occurring regularly throughout the semester.
    2. Students will be assigned grammar exercises designed to develop their knowledge of basic grammar and their skill in writing a variety of complete sentences.
    3. There will be two to three exams spaced throughout the semester.
    4. Periodic quizzes will be assigned.
    5. A portion of the grade will be based upon classroom participation and discussion. Attendance of classes will be a crucial aspect of class participation.
  3. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    Kemper, David. Fusion: Integrated Reading and Writing; Book 1. Wadsworth: Boston, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-133-31215-4
  4. Other Policies: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following: Campus calendar, final exam schedule, dropping or withdrawing from a class, student conduct and integrity, disabilities.
  5. Course Organization and Schedules
Week 1

Reading and Grammar Test and Writing Sample

Week 2

Send your instructor an email message from the account that you use regularly.
Find this course on MyWTC
Buy a textbook: Fusion: Integrated Reading and Writing, Book 1, by Kemper, Meyer, Van Rys, Sebranek
Do quiz over First Day Handout

Week 3

Part 1: Reading and Writing for Success, Chapter 1:The Reading- Writing Connection, pp. 3-10. 
Watch 3 Videos on Parts of Speech in English Lab. Enrollment key: English@WTC

Week 4

Quiz over the Videos
Read Chapter 21—Nouns, pp. 429-442
Quiz over Chapter 21: Noun

Week 5

Chapter 22: Pronoun, pp. 443-456
Quiz over Chapter 2: Academic Reading and Learning, pp. 11-28. 

Week 6

Chapter 3: The Traits of Academic Reading, pp. 29-64. 
Quiz over Chapter 22: Pronoun


Week 7

Practice Reading Test
Do quiz "Chapter 3: The Traits of Academic Reading." 
Do quiz over Chapter 23--Verb.

Week 8

Notes and quiz on Chapter 23: Verb
Type writing sample and begin revising and editing process.

Week 9

Paragraph dictation--Addicted to Thrills
Chapter 4: Academic Writing and Learning, pp. 65-86. 
Do the quiz over Chapter 4: Academic Writing and Learning.
Revise writing sample

Week 10

Chapter 24: Adjective and Adverb, pp. 477-490
Quiz for Chapter 24: Adjective and Adverb
Revise writing sample

Week 11

Chapter 5: The Traits of Academic Writing, pp. 87-108. 
Quiz over Chapter 5: The Traits of Academic Writing

Week 12

Chapter 25: Conjunction and Preposition, pp. 491-501
Quiz over Chapter 25: Conjunction and Preposition

Week 13

Written verb tense exercise
Take practice grammar test in preparation for final grammar test.
Edit essay 

Week 15

Review for reading and grammar finals.
Final revision and edit of writing sample

Week 16

Final Examination

Disclaimer: "The above schedule, policies, procedures, and assignments are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstance."



Last Modified: August 18, 2015