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Developmental Reading and Writing courses are listed under the four-letter rubrics (course prefixes):
Developmental Reading DIRW DREADevelopmental Writing DIRWDevelopmental Integrated Reading and Writing DIRW
Developmental Reading practices strategies for building effective reading comprehension, increasing college-level vocabulary, developing critical thinking, and improving test-taking approaches.
Developmental Writing teaches the process of developing, drafting, revising, and submitting effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays in Standard American English. The program provides a framework to write effectively at college level.
Developmental Integrated Reading and Writing integrates critical reading and academic writing skills, and explains the connections between reading and writing — challenging students to better understand audience, context, and situation and emphasizing that all writing fits into broader conversations.