Reading and Writing Courses

Lead Instructor:
Hollie Benson
(231) 777-0331
Hollie.Benson@muskegoncc.edu
Department Email: cscenter@muskegoncc.edu

The following courses do not count toward graduation but are designed to assist students in developing college-level reading and writing skills. The number 297 is reserved for courses being taught before formal addition to the College catalog.

The following courses are currently unavailable Summer 2021

ENG 085 Essential Writing Skills – 2 Cr. Hrs. – 3 Contact Hrs.  Prereq: None.  Equivalent to RDG 297.

This course will prepare the student for ENG 091 or ENG 101. Essential Writing Skills is an equivalent to ENG 089, but is offered in a classroom setting. The student will work on writing skills, learn the writing process, practice group editing, and study basic sentence structure.

ENG 089 Refresher English – 2 Cr. Hrs. – 2 Contact Hrs.  Prereq: None.  Equivalent to RDG 297.

 Refresher English offers an individualized introduction to basic writing through process oriented instruction. The self-paced course covers basic skills, including sentence structure, writing journals, paragraphs, and essays.

ENG 114 Refresher English – 1 Cr. Hr. – 1 Contact Hr.  Prereq: None

Note: Accuplacer Sentence Skills score 75-84 or Accuplacer Writing score 263-275. This writing course is designed to improve basic skills so that students can successfully complete college level writing assignments. Emphasis is placed on sentence writing, punctuation, paragraph development, and research skills. This course is individualized and self-paced. It should be taken before or at the same time as English 101.

ENG 199A Personalized Writing – 1 Cr. Hr. – 1 Contact Hr.  Prereq: None

Personalized Writing is an individualized course to expand writing skills. Students pursue a self-paced study emphasizing specific skills needed at work, in school, or in everyday life. Course content depends on individual needs. Students meet once a week with an instructor for direction, instruction, and encouragement.

ENG 199B Personalized Writing – 2 Cr. Hrs. – 2 Contact Hrs. Prereq: None

Similar to ENG 199A.

RDG 297 Integrated Reading and Writing – 4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prereq: None

This course is for students seeking to fulfill MCC’s College Reading Proficiency requirement. 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. Completing this course with a grade of C or better will fulfill MCC’s College Reading Proficiency Requirement and prepare the student for ENG 091.

RDG 040 Essential Reading Skills – 3 Cr. Hrs. – 3 Contact Hrs.  Prereq: None.  Equivalent to RDG 297.

This course is for students who have not yet fulfilled MCC’s College Reading Proficiency requirement. Topics covered include prefixes, suffixes, vocabulary, reading for the main idea, and identifying supporting details. Additional lab time and/or small group meetings may be required. Completing this course with a grade of C or better fulfills MCC’s College Reading Proficiency Requirement.

RDG 050 Essential Reading Skills – 1 Cr. Hr. – 1 Contact Hr. Prereq: None.  Equivalent to RDG 297.

This course is designed for students who have not yet fulfilled MCC’s College Reading Proficiency requirement. Course instruction includes vocabulary and comprehension strategy development. Additional lab time and/or small group meetings may be required.