May 22, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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WR 91 - Fundamentals of Academic Literacy

5 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): Placement into WR 90  and RD 90  

Course Description: Combines reading and writing requirements in order to accelerate progress and prepare students for transfer-level coursework and, specifically, for WR 121Z  . If a student in this course demonstrates a high proficiency with in-class writing and meets the course learning outcomes, the student may be able to register for WR 121Z  (waiving WR 115  placement). Each student is required to attend a lab session two hours a week. An embedded tutor will provide additional support during class and lab sessions.

Course graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer.

Course Level: Postsecondary Remedial

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • CLO#1: Develop and demonstrate academic curiosity and emerging analysis by asking logical questions about readings, demonstrating reading skills that are appropriate for the material/discipline, and responding appropriately in writing to what has been read.
  • CLO#2: Read, recognize, and write a clearly articulated thesis and supportive statements on an arguable issue.
  • CLO#3: Demonstrate mechanical proficiency in both reading and writing using proper grammar, varied and complex sentence structures, reading/writing organization, and college vocabulary. (ILO: Communication)
  • CLO#4: Recognize and develop concrete examples to support ideas.
  • CLO#5: Read, comprehend, and write in response to a prompt on cause and effect.
  • CLO#6: Demonstrate an awareness of audience and purpose.
  • CLO#7: Demonstrate ownership of learning.

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