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2012-14 Online Course Catalog

PRPE - PREPARATORY ENGLISH

PRPE A084: Sentence Skills: 1-3 CR

Contact Hours:  1-3 + 0
Registration Restrictions:  Appropriate score on English placement test. Special Fees. Supports students in composition courses.  Provides tools for improving sentences that conform to Standard American English. Focuses on common sentence errors for accuracy in drafting and editing. 

PRPE A086: Writing Strategies: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: [COMPASS E-Write (1-12 scale) with score of 06 and COMPASS Reading Skills with score of 50] or [Accuplacer-Reading Comp with score of 055 and Accuplacer-Sentence Skills with score of 060]. Registration Restrictions: Appropriate score on English placement test. Special Fees. Introduces composition of paragraphs and short essays that conform to Standard American English for college writing. Emphasizes basic reading skills to enhance students’ writing. Reviews the basics of grammar, effective sentences and sentence combining. 

PRPE A108: Introduction to College Writing: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: [PRPE A076 with minimum grade of C and PRPE A086 with minimum grade of C] or [COMPASS E-Write (1-12 scale) with score of 08 and COMPASS Reading Skills with score of 75] or [Accuplacer-Reading Comp with score of 070 and Accuplacer-Sentence Skills with score of 080]. Registration Restrictions:  If prerequisite is not satisfied, then appropriate scores on reading and writing placement tests required. Special Fees. Preparation for ENGL A111 and alternative to ENGL A109. Introduces composition of multi-paragraph essays that conform to Standard American English for college writing. Includes critical reading skills to enhance students’ writing. Continues intensive practice in punctuation, sentence combining, revising, and editing. 

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