Integrated Reading and Writing Syllabus for 2021-2022
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INRW-0303-LC8 Integrated Reading and Writing


Corequisite: ENGL 1301

Course Description

The course is designed as a co-requisite, supplemental course for ENGL 1301. The course concentrates on the integration of reading and writing skills. This course does not transfer and is not applicable toward any degree.

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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec, 1 lab)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information


The Little Seagull Handbook with Exercises, 4th Edition.  (Bundled with access code for InQuizitive for Writers)

If you have questions regarding your textbooks, call the AC Bookstore at (806) 371-5307.


Access to a computer is required.

Internet access is required for this course. Students may use the computers in The Underground, which is located in the basement of the Ware Student Commons to complete their assignments. Students may also access their assignments via the Internet at home or from an AC parking lot on the Washington Campus.

Student Performance

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Locate explicit textual information, draw complex inferences, and describe, analyze, and evaluate the information within and across multiple texts of varying lengths.
  2. Comprehend and use vocabulary effectively in oral communication, reading, and writing.
  3. Identify and analyze the audience, purpose, and message across a variety of texts.
  4. Describe and apply insights gained from reading and writing a variety of texts.
  5. Compose a variety of texts that demonstrate reading comprehension, clear focus, logical development of ideas, and use of appropriate language that advance the writer’s purpose.
  6. Determine and use effective approaches and rhetorical strategies for given reading and writing situations.
  7. Generate ideas and gather information relevant to the topic and purpose, incorporating the ideas and words of other writers in student writing using established strategies.
  8. Evaluate relevance and quality of ideas and information in recognizing, formulating, and developing a claim.
  9. Develop and use effective reading and revision strategies to strengthen the writer’s ability to compose college-level writing assignments.
  10. Recognize and apply the conventions of standard English in reading and writing.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

All rules and regulations set forth in the "Student Code of Conduct" section in the current edition of the Students' Rights and Responsibilities publication will be followed in this course.  (Please see link above.)

Please show respect and courtesy to your instructor and your classmates.

  • Appropriate behavior includes:
  • Arriving to class on time.
  • Staying in class until you are dismissed.
  • Listening to and interacting with your instructor rather than your phone.
  • Listening to and interacting with your classmates when you've been asked to do so and when it's appropriate.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Checking your grades regularly in Blackboard.
  • Communicating with your instructor if you have questions about your grades or about any assignment.
  • Communicating with your instructor about any absences.
  • Reading the plagiarism policy at the top of this syllabus and avoiding plagiarism.  If you are concerned about plagiarism or are not sure if you've cited sources correctly on an assignment, please schedule a visit with me or a Writer's Corner tutor.

Grading Criteria

The following criteria will be used to determine your grade:

 A   90-100  
B  80-89  
C  70-79  
D  60-69  
F  59 or below  


Final grades are based on the following percentages:

15%  Quizzes

15%  Labs

10%  Participation

30%  Essays

15%  Midterm Exam

15%  Final Exam


Prompt and regular attendance is necessary for satisfactory achievement.  Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to attend class on time.  It will be the responsibility of the student to drop the class by the withdrawal date should he/she stop attending; otherwise, a grade of "F" will be given.  One course cannot be dropped without dropping both, which might have serious financial aid consequences.


INRW Calendar


Week 1

Monday: Syllabus/Orientation

Tuesday: Time Management

Wednesday:  InQuisitive Registration, Memory Skills, Lab: How to Use InQuisitive

Thursday:  Sentence Fragments, Lab & Quiz


Week 2

Monday:  Comma Splices, Lab & Quiz

Tuesday:  Reading: "Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset"

Wednesday:  Fused Sentences, Lab & Quiz

Thursday:  Unnecessary Commas, Lab & Quiz


Week 3

Monday:  Subject-Verb Agreement, Lab & Quiz

Tuesday:  Omitted Commas, Lab & Quiz

Wednesday:  Reading: "The Most Important Factor..."

Thursday:  Pronoun Agreement, Lab & Quiz


Week 4

Monday:  Words Often Confused, Lab & Quiz

Tuesday:  Reading: "Factors That Influence..."

Wednesday:  Incorporating Quotes, Lab & Quiz

Thursday:  Midterm Exam


Week 5

Monday:  Apostrophe Errors, Lab & Quiz

Tuesday:  Reading: "The Five Most Common Barriers..."

Wednesday:  Finding Sources, Lab & Quiz

Thursday:  Errors That Matter, Lab & Quiz


Week 6

Monday:  Integrating Sources, Lab & Quiz

Tuesday:  Reading TBA

Wednesday:  Punctuating Quotes, Lab & Quiz

Thursday:  Preparing for and Taking Exams


Week 7

Monday:  Pronoun Case, Lab & Quiz

Tuesday:  Reading TBA

Wednesday:  Individual Meetings with Skip

Thursday:  Learning Styles


Week 8

Monday:  Final Essay Workshop

Tuesday:  Review for Final

Wednesday:  No Class

Thursday:  Final Exam

Additional Information

INRW-0303 and ENGL-1301 are linked together and known as a co-requisite pairing.  Successful completion of both courses is essential.  One course cannot be dropped without dropping both, which might have serious financial aid consequences.  If your INRW-0303 course average or test grade is below 70, you will be referred to tutoring at your instructor's discretion.

Syllabus Created on:

03/21/22 6:54 AM

Last Edited on:

03/21/22 6:57 AM