INRW (Integrated Reading and Writing)
Hello, students! Welcome to the Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) website. Here you can find a little more information about these courses. For example, INRW is a prerequisite or required course for many college-level courses. Your placement test scores determine whether or not you need to complete this course.
There are two levels of INRW: 0305 and 0420. In 0305, students focus on reading comprehension and building sentences to paragraphs. In 0420, students write essays and focus on integrating reading with their written work. In 0420, students must also register for lab. More information about lab is below. Students must earn at least a "C" in both INRW courses. 0305 and 0420 have the same Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) as required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Student Learning Outcomes are a list of skills that students should be able to demonstrate by the end of the course.
- Locate explicit textual information, draw complex inferences, and describe, analyze, and evaluate the information within and across multiple texts of varying lengths.
- Comprehend and use vocabulary effectively in oral communication, reading, and writing.
- Identify and analyze the audience, purpose, and message across a variety of texts.
- Describe and apply insights gained from reading and writing a variety of texts.
- Compose a variety of texts that demonstrate reading comprehension, clear focus, logical development of ideas, and use of appropriate language that advance the writer's purpose.
- Determine and use effective approaches and rhetorical strategies for given reading and writing situations.
- Generate ideas and gather information relevant to the topic and purpose, incorporating the ideas and words of other writers in student writing using established strategies.
- Evaluate relevance and quality of ideas and information in recognizing, formulating, and developing a claim.
- Develop and use effective reading and revision strategies to strengthen the writer's ability to compose college-level writing assignments.
- Recognize and apply the conventions of Standard English in reading and writing.
Students are required to attend lab once a week for 50 minutes throughout the semester. The lab is staffed with INRW tutors. Lab time is incredibly beneficial and important for student to succeed because while in lab, students have the opportunity to work through their required course work, and if they have questions or need additional help, there are tutors present to assist students by answering questions. Please visit the INRW lab website for additional information.
Please contact the ENGL department located in San Jacinto 139 or call 210-486-3230. You may also contact the INRW lead instructor Matilda Staudt by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210-486-3251.