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Reading and Writing Courses

The English department offers many courses to help you improve your reading and writing skills. For detailed information about individual courses, please click on the individual course links on the right.

In these courses, you will learn to:

  • Compose effective, source-based paragraphs and essays that apply a variety of patterns of development
  • Analyze and evaluate explicit and implicit meanings of a wide variety of written and visual materials, including both fiction and nonfiction
  • Explain the basic principles of argumentation and apply them in paragraphs and essays

Before beginning our course sequence, you must take the college's placement test in order to determine where you should begin.