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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

English 099 @ Prairie State College

Experiments with Structure and Curriculum

before 2005

English 099

4 credit hours

Reading 099

4 credit hours

Before 2005…
the new english 099

English 099

4 credit hours

Reading 099

4 credit hours

English 099

6 credit hours

(writing + critical inquiry)

The new English 099
the new english 0991

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
the results

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
the results1

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
099 learning communities

Gen Ed

(Psych, Bio, Sociology, Business)

3-4 credit hours

English 099

6 credit hours

(writing + critical inquiry)

099 learning communities
the results2

PROS

  • Specific intellectual context
  • Motivation of credit-bearing course
  • CONS
  • Difficulty enrolling enough students
  • “high school feel”
The results
the new new english 099

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
the new new english 0991

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
the new new english 0992

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
the new new english 0993

“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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