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Writing Learning Support (WLS)

Writing Learning Support

Beginning summer semester 2015, ENGL 0891 and 0892 will no longer be offered.  They will be replaced by ENGL 0510, a single 3-credit-hour course.  ENGL 0510 is a required Learning Support course for students who score below 18 on the ACT exam English subsection or below 77 on the COMPASS exam writing subsection.   

For students who have placed into Writing Learning Support (WLS) ENGL 0510 develops writing skills with special focus on the composing of essays assigned in ENGL 1010, the co-requisite writing class. The control of sentence-level features such as grammar, usage, punctuation, and spelling is emphasized, as is the development of vocabulary, reading comprehension, critical thinking, and study skills. Individualized, computerized instruction allows students to address discrete writing and grammatical skills while targeted small-group discussions, workshops, and conferences give primary focus to the writing of essays. Students who complete all Writing Learning Support competencies earn a passing grade in ENGL 0510. A passing grade in the co-requisite ENGL 1010 class will satisfy WLS requirements regardless of the grade earned in ENGL 0510. ENGL 0510 does not satisfy graduation requirements.

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