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Self-Placement IRW 0980 Description and Expectations

This page provides self-placed students with a description of IRW 0980, sample reading and writing assignments and samples of student work.

IRW 0980 Integrated Reading and Writing II:

This course focuses on critical reading, reasoning, and writing skills to prepare students for college-level course work. Students develop the reading comprehension and critical thinking skills needed for academic success. Students apply the fundamentals of sentence structure and paragraph development to their own writing and develop their skills in grammar and mechanics.

Note: IRW 0980 is a pre- or co-requisite for many General Education requirements at CNM, including ANTH 1115, BIOL 1110, PSYC 1110, SOCI 1110, and more. For more information about what courses require IRW 0980 as a pre- or co-requisite, speak with an academic coach. (This course is also offered as ESOL 0981, which is recommended for speakers of languages other than English. ESOL 0981 faculty have a background in teaching English as a second language.)

Read the IRW 0980 sample reading and writing assignment here.

View IRW 0980 sample student work here.