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Communications Division

Bldg. L, Room L367
bhcCommDiv@dcccd.edu
972-860-4555

If you answered ‘YES’ to any of these questions, then there is a developmental writing course for you.

What can I expect in a developmental writing course?
You will learn how to express yourself as a writer. Faculty members combine lectures, worksheets, reading assignments, group activities, peer editing and presentations to help you improve your writing skills. Since all of the developmental writing courses are taught in a computer classroom, you will have lots of hands-on time writing a variety of assignments from creative paragraphs to persuasive essays. The relatively small class size helps create a caring community of writers who are comfortable sharing their writing with others.

Developmental Writing Courses

DWRI 0090: Developmental Writing 0090
This is the first of three courses in the developmental writing sequence. DWRI 0090 introduces the writing process.

DWRI 0091: Developmental Writing 0091
This course focuses on the writing process, with a learning lab to provide additional assistance.

DWRI 0093: Developmental Writing 0093
DWRI 0093 is the final course in the developmental writing sequence. You will learn to write for a variety of purposes, including self discovery, as well as to inform and to persuade. Emphasis is on supporting and developing your ideas and writing essays that contain minimal errors. Computer-aided instruction also is used to help you become an independent learner.

FAQs

How will a developmental writing course help me?
The goal of each developmental writing course is to help you improve your writing skills so that you can be successful in other courses, including English 1301. Our courses let you use technology, including computer classrooms, lab settings, software and online classes, to assist you in increasing your writing proficiency.

Do I have to take all three developmental writing courses?
While some students elect to take developmental writing courses on their own, most students are placed into one of the three courses based on their TSI Assessment scores. Depending upon initial placement, students complete one, two or all three courses of developmental writing.

What happens after I have completed DWRI 0093?
DWRI 0093 students who have completed the course with a C or better have met the requirements of remediation in writing. However, to meet TSI writing requirements and to be eligible to take English 1301, you must meet both reading and writing requirements and retest on a TSI-approved test if required.

Do I receive college credit for taking a developmental writing course?
While developmental writing courses carry institutional credit, this credit does not count toward a degree or for transfer. However, the courses do count toward status as a full-time student for financial aid purposes.