SRJC Course Outlines

12/7/2021 7:28:13 AMADLTED 570.1 Course Outline as of Spring 2019

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  ADLTED 570.1Title:  WRITING/READING IMPRVMT  
Full Title:  Writing and Reading Improvement for Test Preparation
Last Reviewed:2/26/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum0Lecture Scheduled09 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum0Lab Scheduled2.004 min.Lab Scheduled18.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total18.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 18.00 

Title 5 Category:  Non-Credit
Grading:  Non-Credit Course
Repeatability:  27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Students will receive supplemental instruction in basic English skills. Supports students needing remediation of basic English reading, writing and essay exam completion.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Students will receive supplemental instruction in basic English skills. Supports students needing remediation of basic English reading, writing and essay exam completion.
(Non-Credit Course)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Use effective pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing of writing assignments.
2.  Read and interpret test questions.
3.  Apply effective techniques in writing essay exams.
4.  Complete writing assignments with greater confidence.

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1. Students will improve their understanding of and skills in reading, writing, editing, and essay
    exam completion.

Topics and Scope
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Students will receive instruction in one or more of the following as they work on classroom assignments and test preparation:
Essay Exams
I.    Anticipating exam questions
II.   Reading and analyzing exam questions
III.  Organizing exam material
IV.  Strategies for completing essay exams
I.    Brainstorming strategies
II.   Audience and tone
III.  Narrowing a topic
IV.  Broadening a topic
V.   Essay organization patterns
     A. Narrative
     B. Descriptive
     C. Cause and effect
     D. Compare and contrast
     E. Analysis/Synthesis
     F. Argument
VI.    Introductory devices
VII.   Concluding the essay
VIII.  Style
     A. Vocabulary
     B. Figurative language
     C. Avoiding wordiness and redundancy
IX.   Editing and revision
     A. Formatting
     B. Creating a title

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Students will independently complete and revise assignments for basic English and other classes, with assistance from instructors who are available for individual tutorials.
Representative Assignments:
1. Lab projects related to English or HSE composition courses
2. Writing and revising compositions
3. Writing and revising summary and response papers
4. Reading and analyzing assignments
5. Basic grammar, punctuation, and spelling tutorials
6. Practice essays exams

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 90%
Complete and revise assignments; practice essay exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 90%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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