Course Description [effective 2018 pending curricular approval]
English 93 is an integrated reading and writing course that emphasizes analytical and critical thinking through reading and writing assignments across academic disciplines. Students will develop strategies for vocabulary development and comprehension through discussions of and written responses to cross-disciplinary texts. Students will learn to become active readers and writers, who summarize and explain their understanding of ideas, support their analysis with appropriate references to the readings, and revise and edit their work effectively. By the end of the semester, students will have acquired strategies for improving their close reading, critical thinking, and writing skills. Their successful performance will be assessed by informal and formal assignments, including a CAT-W exam and a portfolio of collected work.
Pre-requisite: Failing both the CUNY Reading Test and the CAT-W; OR below 50 on the CUNY Reading Test or below 48 on the CAT-W.
Syllabus Template and Sample
Below you will find a syllabus template, along with possible readings and sample activities, for English 93.
Developmental Coordinator contact information
English 93 is overseen by Professor Jason Buchanan.