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Integrated Reading & Writing Developmental Studies

After you complete the Integrated Reading & Writing portions of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment, we are ready to guide you on your path to success.

You are required to participate in TCC’s Integrated Reading & Writing Developmental Studies program if you have not met college readiness standards on the Integrated Reading & Writing section of the TSI Assessment.

Have general questions? See Developmental Studies

Course Placement

Your TSI Integrated Reading & Writing scores determine your placement in our Developmental Integrated Reading & Writing program.

Your 3 Integrated Reading & Writing scores:

  • College Readiness Classification (CRC) Score
  • Diagnostic Level
  • Essay Score

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Step 1: Meet with an advisor

Schedule an appointment with an advisor to talk about your options. Your advisor will be able to help make sure you take the right pathway and the correct Integrated Reading & Writing courses.

Step 2: Find Your TSI Scores and Determine Your Integrated Reading & Writing Courses

INRW–0090 Adult Education Reading & Writing

For These TSI Scores

  • CRC Score: 910-944, Diagnostic Level 1–3, and No Essay
  • CRC Score: 910-944, Diagnostic Level 4, and Essay Score 1–8
    • Note: 5+ in this scenario will not give you a TSI met status

You are required to enroll in INRW-0090 Adult Education Reading & Writing.

About This Course

INRW–0090 Adult Education Reading & Writing is a free course that helps you improve your basic reading and writing skills.

You will study:

  • Individualized development of reading comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Word usage
  • Sentence structure
  • Relationships among ideas in written material

INRW–0399 Integrated Reading & Writing II

For These TSI Scores

  • CRC Score: 910-944, Diagnostic Level 5–6, and Essay Score of 1–4
  • CRC Score: 945-990 and Essay Score 1–4
Or Course Grade
  • INRW–0090 Grade of C or better

You are required to enroll in these co-requisite courses:

In this approach, you will take an approved college-level core course and an Integrated Reading & Writing developmental course at the same time.

*The approved college-level core courses are:

About This Course

INRW–0399 Integrated Reading & Writing II is a 3-hour developmental course that will help you build your critical thinking, reading, and academic writing skills.

You will study:

  • Grammar
  • Mechanics
  • Sentence structure
  • Use of Standard English
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading and analyzing a variety of academic texts

If you earn a C or better in INRW–0399, your will fulfill your TSI requirements for Reading and Writing.

INRW–0114 Non-Course-Based Reading/Writing

For These TSI Scores

  • CRC Score: 945-990 and Essay Score 4

You are required to enroll in these co-requisite courses:

In this approach, you will take at the same time your required college-level core course and INRW–0114—which is free and does not add any class time to your schedule.

*The approved college-level core courses are:

About this Non-Course-Based Option (NCBO)

In INRW–0114 Non-Course-Based Reading & Writing, you will have access to just-in-time support and resources designed to help you with your core course.

 

Contact

Northeast Campus

Karen Harrel
Instructor of Reading

Call 817-515-6554

Email karen.harrel@tccd.edu

Northwest Campus

Leslie Johnson
Assistant Professor & Chair of Academic Foundations

Call 817-515-7017

Email leslie.johnson1@tccd.edu

South Campus

Linda Tyrer
Associate Professor & Chair of Academic Foundations

Call 817-515-4139

Email linda.tyrer@tccd.edu

Southeast Campus

Jacquelyn Minor
Associate Professor of Reading & Chair of Academic Foundations

Call 817-515-3404

Email jacquelyn.minor@tccd.edu

Trinity River Campus

Ruth Engel
Instructor of English & Chair of Academic Foundations

Call 817-515-1402

Email ruth.engel@tccd.edu

Updated August 30, 2022