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ENGL 097 - English Express

10 Credits
This course provides students with opportunities to develop the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed to write in academic settings. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, study skills, and grammar instruction. Upon completion, students should be able to apply these skills toward understanding a variety of academic and career-related texts and composing a college-level essay.

Pre-requisite(s) ABE 029
Placement Eligibility English 097

Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day
Fall Day
Winter Day
Spring Day, Online

Designed to Serve Students who need intensive support in reading and writing in order to go on to complete college-level writing successfully: for example, ELL and international students, ACHIEVE students.
Active Date 20210315T16:25:37

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 110
Total Contact Hours 110
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline

  • Habits of mind
    • Student skills
    • Productive persistence 
  • Reading effectively in college
    • Reading strategies
    • Reading as inquiry
  • Effective learning
    • Media literacy
    • Critical thinking
  • Reaching academic goals
    • Degree pathways
    • Financial literacy
    • Campus resources

Student Learning Outcomes
Use active reading strategies to distinguish parts of a reading, how the parts relate to each other and the overall structure, purpose, and context in order to represent and analyze the text.

Respond to the main ideas and supporting details of readings across multiple genres through text comprehension strategies.

Use new vocabulary effectively in writing, based on vocabulary development strategies in course reading.

Critically respond to written and visual texts, including student drafts and course materials.

Develop and revise focused essays that are supported by valid evidence and organized to move a reader through the text.

Distinguish their own words from those of sources to represent and integrate source material and ideas ethically and effectively.

Successfully edit writing through identification of their grammar error patterns.

Articulate their challenges and strengths in writing and reading and their goals for future academic projects.

Construct metacognitive and persistence strategies for college success.

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