INRW 0302 / BNBW 0302

Integrated Reading and Writing 0302

Western Texas College

Course Description: INRW 0302 is a combination lecture/laboratory skills-centered approach designed to refine reading and writing skills.  Focus is on applying critical reading skills for developing, enhancing, and improving vocabulary and comprehension 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 paragraphs. This is a course with a required lab. Successful completion of the course fulfills Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements for reading and writing; however, the course will not apply toward graduation requirements and will not transfer. 

Course Description: BNBW 0302 is an integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. This intervention is designed specifically to be part of the student’s co-requisite enrollment in INRW 0302. This course provides contact hours for additional instructional support for the student’s success in the developmental INRW course.

Prerequisites:  INRW 0302/BNBW 0302 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 and interpret intermediate reading selections through the application of basic and intermediate reading skills by completing related assignments and tests with a minimum score of 74.
    2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of paragraph organization by writing a unified paragraph with a topic sentence. Grading will be based upon a rubric.
  2. Major Course Requirements
    1. Assignments: Students will be assigned a mixture of several short reading and writing assignments occurring regularly throughout the semester.
    2. Labs: Students are required to complete weekly lab assignments in Moodle. Students should expect to spend a minimum of three hours a week outside of class completing labs. NOTE - Students will need to secure dependable access to a computer and the internet.
    3. Exams:  There will be exams spaced throughout the semester. Major writing assignments may also be used as exam grades. Periodic quizzes may be assigned.
    4. Discussion/Participation: A portion of the grade may be assigned 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
    1. Kemper, David. Fusion: Integrated Reading and Writing; Book 1. Wadsworth: Boston, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-133-31215-4
  4. In accordance with the grade policy for WTC developmental classes, INRW 0302 will follow the grade scaled listed below:

    A = 93 – 100
    B = 83 – 92
    C = 76 – 82
    D = 60 – 75

Grading will be based on the following:

  • 15%  class attendance – only two unexcused absences allowed
  • 15%  labs / online work / vocabulary
  • 30%  homework / daily work
  • 30%  tests / quizzes / major papers
  • 10%  final exam
  1. Classroom rules and expectations:
    1. Food and drink will be allowed in class as long as no messes are left. If spills or trash are left, food and drink will be discontinued in class. Please keep drinks away from computers.
    2. Students caught cheating will receive an automatic zero on the assignment and may be asked to repeat the assignment.
    3. Please be courteous about cell phone use. Frequent texting in class is inappropriate. If you need to respond to an important message, do so quickly and get back to work. If you need to take a phone call, step out of the class, out of the building preferably, and take the call.
    4. Disrespect will not be tolerated. Please be courteous to the instructor and classmates at all times. One verbal warning will be given, followed by a one on one conversation with the instructor. If further disrespect continues, the student(s) will be asked to leave class.  
    5. Students will be expected to have a book, pen and/or pencil, notebook paper, and binder at all times.  A flashdrive is also recommended. Do not try to take the course without purchasing a book.
  2. Other Policies:  Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final Exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Students with disabilities

 In addition to the following sixteen-week schedule, supplemental grammar and reading exercises will be assigned weekly in Moodle.

Week 1

INRW Pre-tests w/Grammar, Reading, & Essay Sections

Week 2

Continue Pre-Tests / Discuss First Day Handout & Expectations

Week 3

Chp. 1 Reading-Writing Connection / Grammar-Nouns

Week 4

Chp. 2 Academic Reading & Learning / Grammar-Pronouns

Week 5

Continue Chp. 2 / Grammar-Verbs

Week 6

Chp. 3 Traits of Academic Reading / Grammar-Adverbs

Week 7

Continue Chp. 3 / Grammar-Adjectives

Week 8

Review & Midterm Exam / Grammar-Conjunctions

Week 9

Chp. 4 Academic Writing & Learning / Grammar-Commas

Week 10

Continue Chp. 4 / Grammar-Fragments

Week 11

Chp.5 Traits of Academic Writing / Grammar-Run-ons

Week 12

Continue Chp. 5 / Grammar-Semicolons

Week 13

Chp. 6 Descriptive Paragraphs & Paragraph Organization / Grammar-S/V Agreement

Week 14

Continue Chp. 6 / Grammar-Pronoun/Ant. Agreement

Week 15

Review for Final Exam

Week 16

Final Exam


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


Last Modified: April 7, 2016