Austin Community College is offering a variety of new opportunities for students to reach their goal of becoming successful college-level readers. Students may choose from a range of course formats, delivery modes, and innovative approaches to presentation of content.
Exit Level + College Course: Corequisites are where students are concurrently enrolled in an exit level Integrated Reading and Writing Course and an entry-level college course. For example, INRW 0340 and English 1301 or INRW 0340 and Speech 1301. These courses may be taught by the same instructor or by two different instructors. These courses are interdependent with faculty collaboration.Successful completion of the exit level INRW will meet TSI Reading and Writing requirements.
Fast Track 8×8: Students must register for both INRW 0420 and INRW 0430 at the time of registration. However, INRW 0420 (Intermediate) takes place during the first 8-week session of the semester and INRW 0430 (Exit Level) occurs during the last 8-week session of the semester. Students must successfully pass INRW 0420 to continue to INRW 0430. This arrangement allows students to meet their TSI requirements in one semester.
Intensive Instruction: Students register for INRW 0420 who enter college with the lowest reading levels benefit from additional time on task to succeed. The intensive instruction format requires the students to take a lab course in addition to their three-hour reading course. The lab provides supervised practice and concept application for the students.
Intensive Instruction + College: Students register for INRW 0420 and Humanities 1301 concurrently. Despite entering college with the lowest reading and/or writing levels, students have an opportunity to access a college credit course early.
Course Description and Information
Integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. This course is not for college-level credit. Repeatable up to six-credit hours. INRW 0230 is a co-requisite course that will be paired with a college-level course. Prerequisites: as listed in chart below.
Integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. This course is an exit level developmental reading and writing course linked with INRW 0420.
Students will improve their college reading and writing skills both in and out of class through integrated reading and writing activities. Daily and major writing assignments will offer students the opportunity to master the reading and writing processes and the critical thinking skills necessary to complete college work. Students will read and write for expressive, informative, and persuasive purposes.
Emphasis on increased proficiency of comprehension skills, vocabulary development, and writing skills. Ninth grade reading level required. INRW 0340 repeatable up to six credit hours. A modified course is offered in a two-hour (0230) format.