Pre-GER Courses

Support Courses

Courses offered under the Preparatory English (PRPE) prefix help students meet the learning outcomes in their core WRTG coursework and beyond.

  • PRPE 074

    This course is designed for students who need to increase their academic vocabulary so that they can more easily read college-level texts. PRPE A074 may be the right course for you if you have difficulty reading academic texts because you do not understand the words and/or your first/home/native language is not English.

    PRPE 074 Catalog Description:
    Provides tools for vocabulary growth. Includes word recognition drills, practice exercises, writings, word roots, prefixes, and origins, use of the dictionary, and word searches on the computer.

    View more information about PRPE courses in the Course Catalog.

  • PRPE 084

    This course is designed for students who need more focused practice in grammar and mechanics of using the English language for academic writing. PRPE A084 may be the right course for you if you have difficulty writing clear sentences in academic English so that others can understand your writing and/or your first/home/native language is not English.

    PRPE 084 Catalog Description:
    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.

    View more information about PRPE courses in the Course Catalog.

 

Pre-GER Courses

Depending on placement, WRTG 080, WRTG 090, and WRTG 110 help students prepare for their Written Communication General Education Requirements.

  • WRTG 080

    This course is designed for students who struggle to understand academic or longer texts, and who find it difficult to produce writing. Students who take this class will benefit from both an individualized focus on writing skills, collaborative discussions about readings, and time to improve their sentence-level writing so that it is easy to read.

    WRTG 080 Catalog Description:
    Introduces college writing and reading skills. Develops sentences, paragraphs and short essays. Introduces strategies for effective revision. Enhances reading comprehension and vocabulary for academic reading.

    View more information about Writing courses in the Course Catalog.

  • WRTG 090

    This course is designed for students who have had limited opportunities to practice writing in classroom settings or who have struggled with reading in their high school classes and thus would benefit from a reading and writing class.

    WRTG 090 Catalog Description:
    Develops college writing and reading strategies. Reviews sentence and paragraph structure as part of the development of essays. Emphasizes revision techniques for essays and critical reading in academic texts.

    View more information about Writing courses in the Course Catalog.

  • WRTG 110

    This is a writing course that helps students prepare for the more rigorous requirements of the required WRTG A111 writing course. This is achieved by having you write often and for a variety of purposes. You also will view sentence patterns and grammar rules, and you will be introduced to academic citation and research practices.

    WRTG 110 Catalog Description:
    Emphasizes composition of essays for academic writing. Includes critical reading, analysis and integration of sources to enhance students' writing. Practices revising and editing to improve clarity, coherence and purpose.

    View more information about Writing courses in the Course Catalog.

 

For specific course placement information see the Course Placement policies in the Catalog.