Integrated Reading and Writing Department
About Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW)
This course is a performance-based course designed to develop students’ critical reading and academic writing skills. The focus of the course will be on applying critical reading skills for organizing, analyzing, and retaining material and developing written work appropriate to the audience, purpose, situation, and length of the assignment. The course integrates complementary reading and writing assignments with special emphasis given to reasoning and responding to issues arising from class readings. This course is designed to prepare students for college-level reading and writing intensive courses including ENGL 1301. Students will learn to write effective, logical essays, utilizing textual support to develop reading comprehension strategies and to analyze, synthesize and make value judgments using critical thinking. Lab required. The course fulfills TSI requirements for reading and writing. Students who successfully complete thus this course will qualify to take ENGL 1301.
Prerequisite for INRW 0420 - Placement based on scores from TSI Assessment
ABERD: Adult Basic Education Reading Diagnostic
ABEWD: Adult Basic Education Writing Diagnostic
The mission of HCC’s INRW Department is to prepare students for college-level reading and writing intensive courses by developing and integrating essential reading and writing skills necessary to become independent learners.
INRW Program Statement of Purpose
The Integrated Reading and Writing Program at Houston Community College provides opportunities for students to refresh and advance their reading and writing skills in order to maximize their ability to perform in college-level courses. The program offers courses for both native and non-native students who demonstrate a need to develop the critical reading and writing skills that will be required throughout their college careers and beyond by the TSI assessment. These courses focus on key reading and writing skills with an emphasis on reading comprehension, composition, and critical reading and analysis of a variety of texts.
- Additional Information
- Online Tutoring & Support
- Purdue OWL
- Grammar PP
- HCCS Prep Online
- Eagle Online (CANVAS)