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Integrated Reading & Writing: IRW 098 Topics

Review and development of skills necessary for proficient college writing. Classroom instruction and practice in the writing process and critical thinking.

IRW: 098 Topics

RW 098 is designed to combine developmental reading and writing into one course where students develop proficiency in specific integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills. This allows students to accelerate through their developmental reading and writing sequence.

Standard Research Topics

  • College: What does it mean to be successful?

  • Social Justice: How do Americans treat other Americans?

  • Pop Culture, Values and Beliefs: To what extent does popular culture reflect our society's values?

  • Gender Identity: What does gender identity mean in America?

  • Psychology: Do I need to be emotionally intelligent?






IRW 098 Topical Search Strategies

Remember that when doing a keyword search more words equal fewer results.

College: What does it mean to be successful?


  • College and success
  • College and career development
  • College graduates and employment
  • College and social aspects
  • College and academic achievement
  • College students and attitudes
  • College students and life skills
  • Higher education and aspects





Social Justice: How Do Americans Treat Other Americans?


  • Social Justice and United States

  • Social Justice and racism

  • Social Justice and social conditions

  • Social conditions and equality

  • Latinos, Americans and culture

  • Hispanics and America

  • United States, citizenship and race

  • Immigrants and race





Pop Culture Values, and Beliefs: To what extent does popular culture reflect our society’s values?

  • Popular culture, values and United States
  • Popular culture and society
  • Popular culture and youth or teenagers
  • Popular culture and debate
  • Social Media and popular culture
  • Technology and popular culture
  • Social aspects and popular culture
  • America, popular culture and World
  • Popular culture and  America
  • Intercultural communication
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture and world



Gender Identity: What does gender identity mean in America?

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  • Gender identity and United States
  • Sex role and identity
  • Women and identity
  • Men and identity
  • Transgender people
  • Sex and identity
  • Youth development and identity
  • Gender and United States




Psychology: Do I need to be emotionally intelligent?,204,203,200_.jpg

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Psychology and emotional intelligence
  • Emotional intelligence and social aspects
  • Emotions and cognition
  • Emotions and Self awareness
  • Self awareness
  • Emotions and social skills
  • Social intelligence
  • Positive psychology and emotion
  • Brain and emotions






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Try a [KEYWORD] search using one of the search strategies listed or try your own keyword search for your topic.


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098 Learning Outcomes

1.  Develop a point of view on an issue.

2.  Recognize the purpose of audience within texts.

3.  Demonstrate critical thinking skills.

4.  Classify and use rhetorical patterns.

5.  Formulate and exhibit consistent tone and style.

6.  Produce texts that exhibit sentence structure variety.

7.  Demonstrate conventions of Standard Edited American English (SEAE).

8.  Document sources and format writing using the appropriate style guideline.

9.  Analyze structures and interpret meanings of various texts.

10.  Infer and evaluate information within texts.

11.  Use schema to monitor comprehension.

12.  Develop writings in a variety of forms such as essays, summary/response writing, and reflections.

13.  Create and/or organize data and information into meaningful patterns in order to interpret and draw inferences from it. (CT3)

14.  Use well-designed search strategies to gather data and information. (CT10)

Handouts and Assignments