Foundations of Reading and Writing Lab

Course Number: ALC 51
Transcript Title: Foundations of Read/Write Lab
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: June 10, 2016
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 30
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: P-NP (default), audit
Repeats available for credit: 2


Placement into WR 90, RD 90

Course Description

Improves reading and writing skills such as, but not limited to: grammar, punctuation, essay writing, critical thinking, text analysis, text response, and college success skills. Utilizes computer software, textbooks/workbooks, and tutoring to support students through 30 hours of individualized faculty-led learning, student-centered learning. May be taken three times for credit. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 90, RD 90. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Apply reading and writing skills taught in the related learning community courses.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Quizzes
  • Written papers
  • Reading summary paragraphs
  • Journal writing
  • Teacher observations
  • Conferences
  • Self evaluation
  • Portfolios with log entries
  • Research papers
  • Book reviews

Course Activities and Design

  • Small group instruction
  • Large group instruction
  • Individual instruction
  • Textbook, workbook, computer-assisted, and/or audio/video assignments 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Paragraph development
  • Essay development
  • Writing process
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading and proofreading strategies
  • Vocabulary: context clues, dictionary skills, and spelling
  • Speaking and listening
  • Use of lab's self-paced learning resources - tutorials, computer programs, videos, and others