Ridgewater College

Course Equivalents

Course Equivalents for ENGL 0980 at Ridgewater College in Fall 2019 (Aug - Dec)



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Century College

ENGL 0090 - Introduction to Writing (Partially Online) - 4 credits

This composition course emphasizes foundational principles of writing, including focus, development, organization, clarity, unity, and coherence in paragraphs and brief essays. Students practice how to generate documents that are understandable for audiences, including how to identify and correct common errors. Emphasis will be placed on increasing written fluency and responding to texts. Instructor-supervised use of the Writing Center, equivalent to one credit, is required for students enrolled in ENGL 0090 sections meeting fewer than four hours per week. . All students registered for ENGL 0090 must also have completed or be registered for STSC 1021. Prerequisite(s): Course placement into ENGL 0090 or ENGL 0950 AND completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of "C" or higher. Recommendation:  Word processing proficiency and basic computer skills
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RDNG 0950 - Strategies for College Reading(Online) - 3 credits

This course focuses on techniques for reading and studying textbooks in various college courses. Topics include effective learning and critical reading strategies for social sciences, sciences, technology, and the humanities. All students who register for RDNG 0950 also register for STSC 1021, College Success Strategies. Prerequisite(s): Course placement into RDNG 0950 Recommendation(s): Word processing proficiency and basic computer skills.
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Lake Superior College

READ 0955 - Read/Write College Prep: Advanced - 4 credits

This course provides comprehensive practice in reading and writing skills necessary for success in college-level courses. Students need a "C" or better in this course to enroll in ENGL1106, College Composition I. (Prerequisites: 56-77 on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer or 236-249 on the Next-Generation Accuplacer or a "D" in ENGL0950 or READ0950) (4 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT).
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ENGL 0955 - Read/Write College Prep: Advanced - 4 credits

This course provides comprehensive practice in reading and writing skills necessary for success in college-level courses. Students need a "C" or better in this course to enroll in ENGL1106, College Composition I. (Prerequisites: 56-77 on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer or 236-249 on the Next-Generation Accuplacer or a "D" in ENGL0950 or READ0950) (4 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT).
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Metropolitan State University

WRIT 121 - Writing I Intensive - 5 credits
Communication (01)
(ENGL 1210+ENGL 0980)
This course is the same as WRIT 131 Writing I except that sentence and paragraph structure are covered in more detail. First semester students may take this course instead of WRIT 131. Only three credits may be counted toward the general education writing requirement (the other two credits do not count toward any general education requirement). This course is an introduction to expository writing principles and processes. Students develop skill at analyzing audiences, generating ideas, organizing and developing thoughts, drafting sentences, and revising and handling mechanics. Students write, revise and edit extensively.
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Northland Community and Technical College

ENGL 0095 - Advanced Reading & Writing - 3 credits

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed ENGL 0085 or students with Accuplacer Reading scores between 225-249. The course covers the following concepts in reading and writing: main ideas and supporting details, understanding the writing process, relationships, inference, destinguishing fact from opinion, determining purpose and tone, evaluating arguments, and developing / demonstrating essay-level skills in response to assigned readings and topics. Students who complete this course with a C or better will fulfill their developmental reading and writing requirements. Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL 0085 with a C or better, departmental approval, or an Accuplacer Reading Test score between 225-249.
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Rochester Community and Technical College

ENGL 0960 - Introduction to College Writing II - 4 credits

In this writing intensive course, students will advance their writing skills. Students will read and analyze professional writing in order to apply those techniques to their own writing. The aim of this course is to prepare students for the rigors of college-level writing. (Prerequisites: Appropriate score on RCTC placement test or ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or better).
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READ 0900 - Introduction to College Reading - 4 credits

This course focuses on development of strategies and skills necessary for reading and understanding college-level academic texts in a variety of content areas. Appropriate prerequisite or placement test score is required. (Prerequisites: READ 0800 with a grade of C or better).
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Southwest Minnesota State University

ENG 099 - Introduction to Academic Writing - 3 credits

This course is designed to prepare students for writing at the college level in ENG 151, Academic Writing. Students will write essays and learn about the conventions expected of college-level writing. Students will be required to attend Writing Center help sessions. This course is required of students identified through placement procedures of the University or the English Department.
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St. Cloud Technical and Community College

ENGL 0900 - Writing Fundamentals - 3 credits

This composition course emphasizes foundational principles of writing, including focus, development, organization, clarity, unity, and coherence in paragraphs and brief essays. Students will practice how to generate documents that are understandable for audiences, including how to identify and correct common errors. Emphasis will be placed on increasing written fluency and responding to texts. By the end of the semester, students will have written 4500 words of revised work. This is a college readiness course and does not fulfill college writing requirements. Student Learning Outcomes: * Write unified, coherent and well developed short essays including but not limited to description, narration, exposition and persuasion. * Develop controlling ideas with specific and relevant examples and details. * Organize ideas, anticipating audience expectation. * Apply editing control as a result of peer and instructor feedback. * Demonstrate general digital literacy appropriate for college courses using Word files and online learning platforms like D2L Brightspace. * Select appropriate topics for academic/professional writing. * Identify characteristics of diverse audiences. * Respond effectively to various published sources.
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READ 0900 - Reading Fundamentals - 3 credits

This course emphasizes critical reading strategies and develops college level vocabulary. It presents college reading as an active process and focuses on strategies for improving that process to succeed in college level courses. Materials represent a variety of academic disciplines and occupational areas. This course is required for students who score 36-61 on the Reading Accuplacer Test. Student Learning Outcomes: * Identify patterns of organization in expository text. * Identify topic, stated and implied main idea, and major and minor supporting details. * Use vocabulary building and decoding strategies. * Demonstrate digital literacy appropriate for college courses. * Summarize academic and professional reading material. * Apply various notetaking strategies. * Interpret purpose and tone in narrative and expository texts using inferencing techniques. * Distinguish between factual and opinion statements.
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