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English 099 @ Prairie State College. Experiments with Structure and Curriculum . English 099 4 credit hours. Reading 099 4 credit hours. Before 2005…. English 099 4 credit hours. Reading 099 4 credit hours. English 099 6 credit hours (writing + critical inquiry). The new English 099.

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English 099 @ Prairie State College

Experiments with Structure and Curriculum


English 099

4 credit hours

Reading 099

4 credit hours

Before 2005…


English 099

4 credit hours

Reading 099

4 credit hours

English 099

6 credit hours

(writing + critical inquiry)

The new English 099


  • English 099 – 6 credit hour course

  • Combines instruction in writing with instruction in critical inquiry/reading

  • Often team-taught by two instructors

  • Placement based on writing sample

The new English 099


  • PROS

  • Higher levels of intellectual engagement and excitement among students and faculty

  • High-interest texts for discussion

  • Reading in the context of writing, writing in the context of reading

The results


  • CONS

  • 6 credit hours is a long time and eats up financial aid

  • Students who don’t “need” Reading instruction have to take full course

The results


Gen Ed

(Psych, Bio, Sociology, Business)

3-4 credit hours

English 099

6 credit hours

(writing + critical inquiry)

099 learning communities


  • PROS

  • Specific intellectual context

  • Motivation of credit-bearing course

  • CONS

  • Difficulty enrolling enough students

  • “high school feel”

The results


1

English 099

6 credit hours

(writing + critical inquiry)

Gen Ed

(Psych, Bio, Sociology, Business)

3-4 credit hours

English 099

3 credit hours

(writing only)

2

English 099

3 credit hours

(writing only)

English 101

(transfer course)

3

The “new” new English 099


English 099

6 credit hours

(writing + critical inquiry)

Same as before—team-taught, same curriculum

BUT only students who need instruction in both writing and Reading

The “new” new English 099


Learning communities model…

English 099

3 credit hours

(writing only)

Gen Ed

(Psych, Bio, Sociology, Business)

3-4 credit hours

The “new” new English 099


“Accelerated” model

English 101

(transfer course)

8 students +

16 students

English 099

3 credit hours

(writing only)

8 students

The “new” new English 099


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