Students scoring 13 or below on the English portion of the ACT or 65 or below on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills exam are required to enroll in ENGL 0500 (Basic Writing). Basic Writing is designed to develop basic skills essential in writing standard English. Emphasis will be given to basic mechanics of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, pronoun usage, verb tense, sentence structure, paragraph development, and the writing of short essays. Satisfactory completion of this course and evidence of competencies in these areas is a prerequisite for ENGL 0510 and its college-level co-requisite course (ENGL 1010). ENGL 0500 may be taken concurrently with READ 0500 (Basic Reading). ENGL 0500 does not satisfy graduation requirements.
Students scoring between 14 and 17 on the English portion of the ACT or between 66 and 91 on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills exam are required to enroll in ENGL 0510 and its co-requiisite course ENGL 1010. 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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