Developmental Reading and Writing Course Rubrics

​Developmental Reading and Writing courses are listed under the four-letter rubrics (course prefixes):

Developmental Reading
     DIRW
     DREA
Developmental Writing
     DIRW
Developmental Integrated Reading and Writing
     DIRW


Developmental Reading practices strategies for building effective reading comprehension, increasing college-level vocabulary, developing critical thinking, and improving test-taking approaches.

Developmental Writing teaches the process of developing, drafting, revising, and submitting effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays in Standard American English. The program provides a framework to write effectively at college level.

Developmental Integrated Reading and Writing integrates critical reading and academic writing skills, and explains the connections between reading and writing — challenging students to better understand audience, context, and situation and emphasizing that all writing fits into broader conversations.