Reading
Writing
DSRE 0300 DSWR 0301
DIRW 0413

*class numbering is the same for the online options. 

 

DSRE 0300  Developmental Reading I

Developmental Reading I (DSRE 0300) is a fundamental reading course designed to aid students in acquiring and improving the basic skills needed for reading college-level materials. This course was developed specifically for those who have not achieved a passing score on the reading section of the TSI Assessment. Emphasis will be on word attack skills, vocabulary development, comprehension, fluency, and study and test-taking skills. Successful completion of DSRE 0300 should provide a student with an adequate background for Developmental Integrated Reading and Writing (DIRW 0413).  TSIA score range 0 - 345.
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DSWR 0301  Developmental Writing I

Developmental Writing I is a fundamental English course designed to aid the student in acquiring the basic skills needed for college-level writing. Primary emphasis is placed on sentence and paragraph development, with additional attention given to problems in grammar and usage as these problems occur in the paragraphs. This is a required course for students who have not achieved a passing score on the TSI Assessment. Successful completion of this course is a prerequisite for DIRW 0413.  TSIA score range 0 - 355. 
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DIRW 0413 Developmental Integrated Reading and Writing

Developmental Integrated Reading and Writing (DIRW) is a fundamental English language course designed to aid the student in acquiring the basic skills needed for college level reading and writing. This is accomplished through developmental education interventions that combine to effectively and efficiently prepare students to advance into college credit courses. Emphasis will be placed on reading comprehension, which focuses on literal, critical, and affective understanding of a variety of texts; and essay development, which focuses on structure, style, and usage. Students will also gain an appreciation of rhetorical situations by focusing on a writer’s awareness and application of purpose, audience and tone. Upon successful completion of Developmental Integrated Reading and Writing (DIRW 0413), students will obtain the necessary prerequisites to enter English Composition (ENGL 1301).  TSIA score range 356 - 362.
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Interested in taking the DIRW and ENGL 1301 course at the same time?

DIRW 0413 is offered in an accelerated format (NCBO).  CTC offers a co-requisite model of DIRW 0413 and ENGL taken simultaneously.   Please see our NCBO page for more information:  Click Here.

Developmental Reading/Writing Courses