Courses & Programs

Reading and Writing 4

COURSE CODE: ESL 141

CREDITS: 6

PREREQUISITES: Prerequisites: C- or above in ESL 131 or placement test.

Students will continue to develop strategies for increasing comprehension of academic reading material in English. Emphasis is on paraphrasing and summarizing written material, recognizing cohesive relationships (main idea, thesis, supporting details, and new information), and writing controlled, focused essays using a variety of rhetorical modes and level 4 structures. Students will read and report on adapted and unadapted literature (short story or novel), newspaper and journal articles, textbook excerpts, and essays.Prerequisites: C- or above in ESL 131 or placement test.