Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW) promotes basic integration of academic reading and writing skills through the review and development of skills for summarizing, interpreting, and analyzing the structure and style of various texts. This course focuses on reading and writing processes and critical thinking strategies. Ultimately, students demonstrate the ability to recognize and compose developed, coherent, and unified texts of various lengths, displaying academic vocabulary and informational text features.
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1. Use reading and writing processes and strategies.
2. Identify an author's purpose.
3. Develop a personal point of view.
4. Analyze text connections and ideas.
5. Identify and use rhetorical patterns.
6. Show control of tone and style.
7. Develop writing using a variety of forms.
8. Format documents using appropriate style guidelines.
9. Recognize and intentionally use a variety of sentence structures.
10. Recognize and apply conventions of Standard Edited American English (SEAE).
11. Create a written summary of the main ideas extracted from information gathered. (CS1)
12. Use creativity and alternative thinking to brainstorm new ideas and possible solutions to problems or issues. (CT8)