Reading and Writing Courses

Lead Instructor:
Hollie Benson
(231) 777-0331
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The following course does not count toward graduation but is designed to assist students in developing college-level reading and writing skills.

RDG 090 – Integrated Reading and Writing

3 Cr. Hr. – 3 Contact Hr. Prereq: None: Coreq: ENG 101 – This course will focus on the development of effective critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.  Students will develop their ability to participate in academic discussions by reading and responding to academic texts and by writing clear sentences, effectively developed paragraphs, and short essays.  This course is designed to support students enrolled in ENG 101 and must be taken during the same semester.

MCC offers two options for beginning your college writing requirements:

  1. RDG090 + ENG101: This pair of classes is your chance to complete college-level ENG101 with the support of RDG090.  You will take both classes in the same semester with the same instructor and the same classmates.  In RDG090, you will develop the reading, organizing, and editing skills required of the challenging research and writing assignments you are working on in ENG101.
  2. ENG101 (alone): In this course, you will develop the abilities to read critically, to think logically, to discuss intelligently, and primarily to write effectively using exposition, argumentation, and research.

Which option is right for you?  Course Placement can help you decide (