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Transfer Level English Tracks

Various tracks and course offerings for transfer level English:

College-Level English

Writing 1 (4 units)

WR 1 (College Writing 1) is the first semester course in college-level writing.

This course involves:

  • Actively reading college-level texts
  • Writing essays based on those texts
  • Other assignments to support your reading and writing
  • Development of academic reading, writing, and critical thinking skills that will help you in other college classes

Class sessions will typically involve:

  • Classroom discussion
  • Small group work
  • In-class writing
  • Discussion and review of writing projects with your instructor and peers

Because this is a 4-unit class, you can expect to spend approximately 8 to 12 hours outside of class each week to complete your reading and writing assignments.

Writing Center

Writing 181 or WR 382(0.5 unit)
Look for "Writing Conference" on the Schedule of Classes

Students taking WR 1 can choose to enroll in IVC’s on-campus Writing Center (WR 181): an optional pass/no pass support course that provides access to one-on-one support for your writing from IVC English professors.

WR 382 provides the same benefits as WR 181, but students enrolling in WR 1 + WR 302 + WR 382 are required to enroll in the Writing Center (WR 382).

Students who have taken WR 181 or WR 382 often find their writing improves more quickly because of the additional support this course provides.

WR 181 or WR 382 provide:

  • One-on-one assistance on writing assignments from IVC English professors in the on-campus Writing Center
  • Access to computers and printers in the Writing Center
  • A clean, well-lighted place to work on campus

In order to pass WR 181, you must spend at least 24 hours in the Writing Center over the entire semester.  In order to pass WR 382, you must complete 24 hours in the Center and four formal conferences. You can complete your required hours at your own pace any time the Writing Center is open.

College-Level English with Support

Writing 1 + Writing 302 + Writing Center (WR 382) (6.5 units)

WR 1 with support offers WR 1 students extra assistance in developing their writing and reading skills.

WR 1 with support is a 3-course package, and you must enroll in all 3 classes:

  • WR 1: College Writing 1 (4 units)
  • WR 302: College Writing Skills and Support (2 units)
  • WR 382: Writing Conference (0.5 unit)

This course package offers 2 additional units of support for your WR 1 course, taught by your WR 1 instructor, plus support from other IVC English professors in the Writing Center.

In addition to WR 1 and WR 382 (see the descriptions for those courses), WR 302 provides:

  • Additional support to help you understand and analyze your WR 1 reading assignments
  • Time in class to draft and review your WR 1 essays with your instructor and peers
  • Activities to develop reading and writing skills and build a strong foundation for your college experience

Because WR 302 is a support course, the assignments and activities are all designed to help you succeed in WR 1.

College-Level English with ESL Support

Writing 1 + ESL 302 + Writing Center (WR 382) (6.5 units)

WR 1 with ESL support offers WR 1 students extra assistance in developing their writing, reading, and language skills.

WR 1 with ESL support is a 3-course package, and you must enroll in all 3 classes:

  • WR 1: College Writing 1 (4 units)
  • ESL 302: Language Support for WR 1 (2 units)
  • WR 382: Writing Conference (0.5 unit)

This course package offers 2 additional units of support for your WR 1 course, taught by your WR 1 ESL instructor, plus support from other IVC English/ESL professors in the Writing Center. It is designed for ESL students who would like to continue developing their Academic English skills as they enroll in transfer-level writing.

ESL 302 provides:

  • Language-based activities to assist you as you refine your Academic English skills.
  • Additional support to help you understand and analyze your WR 1 reading assignments
  • Time in class to draft and review your WR 1 essays with your instructor and peers
  • Activities to develop reading and writing skills and build a strong foundation for your college experience

Because ESL 302 is a support course, the assignments and activities are all designed to help you succeed in WR 1.  Keep in mind ESL 302 will not add additional homework; it will assist you with the work you have been already assigned work in WR 1.