College Prep Reading & Writing MIAMI DADE COLLEGE NORTH CAMPUS 11380 NW 27 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33167
College Prep Department Geoffrey Philp, Chairperson, College Prep Department, 305-237-1267 Dawn Marache-Allen, Assistant to the Chairperson, 305-237-1280 Sylvia Hurtarte, Secretary, College Prep Department, 305-237-1269 Mark Johnson, Lab Coordinator, North Campus, 305-237-1649 Javier Duenas, Lab Coordinator, Hialeah, 305-237-8763 Liliana Ramirez, Lab Coordinator, SAIL Lab, 305-237-8046 The mission of the College Prep Department is to equip our students with the necessary communication skills to become successful students and lifelong contributors to our community. For more information, http://www.mdc.edu/north/collegeprep/Default.asp
College Prep Faculty • Marlene Cueto • Sarah Garman • Bert Lorenzo • Robert Mathews • Joann McNair • Alda Noronha-Nimmo • Stephanie Packer • Maryann Pelikant • Maritza Perez • Gail Press • Isabel Rodriguez-Dehmer • Lois Smith • Denton Tulloch • Elizabeth Wilber • Yuanzhong Zhang For more information, http://www.mdc.edu/north/collegeprep/faculty.asp
All students entering Miami Dade College must take the CPT Reading, Sentence Skills, and Math Exams. The CPT Exam is mandated by the Florida Department of Education for all undergraduates entering tertiary education. Students who score 83 points on the CPT Reading and Sentence Skills Exams are placed in ENC 1101 Depending on the Reading and Sentence Skills scores, students are placed in one of three levels of College Prep Reading and Writing. Students earn a single grade for each course (Lecture and Lab). In order to pass a course, the student must pass the course with an “S”—Successful. The other grades are “P”—Progress, and “U”—Unsatisfactory. To earn the grade of “S” students must complete satisfactory course work, lab work, and pass the final exams for each level. In ENC 0021 and REA 003, students must take the State Final Exams. After students have passed ENC 0021 and REA 003 with an “S” they may register for ENC 1101. College Prep Placement
COLLEGE PREP LABS • READING LAB • Students in reading classes complete independent assignments designed to enhance their learning of course material. 3 contact hours • WRITING LAB • Students in reading classes complete independent assignments designed to enhance their learning of course material. 3 contact hours • SAIL LAB • An electronic classroom designed to assist students with their reading, math and writing skills. The SAIL Lab is optional and is skills-based.
CPT PLACEMENT GUIDE FOR READING: STUDENTS ENTERING MDC BETWEEN 7/1/03 – 6/30/04 For more information, http://www.mdc.edu/testing_information/
CPT PLACEMENT GUIDE FOR WRITING: STUDENTS ENTERING MDC BETWEEN 7/1/03 – 6/30/04 For more information, http://www.mdc.edu/testing_information/
READING COURSES • REA 0001 (4 Credits) • REA 0002 (4 Credits) • REA 0003 (4 Credits) • These courses build vocabulary skills, literal and critical comprehension skills, and successful reading strategies.
Writing Courses • ENC0002 (4 credits) • Addresses effective sentence development • ENC0020 (4 credits) • Addresses effective sentences and paragraph development • ENC0021 (4 credits) • Addresses effective sentence, paragraph and essay development
Main ideas Supporting details Purpose Organizational patterns Connections within and between sentences Context clues Biased language Tone Fact & Opinion Inferences & conclusions Support for reasoning Florida State Exit TestReading Skills
Topic sentences Supporting details Sequence of ideas Relevant details Transitional devices Proper expressions Confused or misused words/phrases Modifiers Coordination & subordination Parallel structure Fragments, comma splices, & fused sentences Standard verb forms Shifts in verb tense Subject and verb agreement Pronoun and antecedent agreement Pronoun shifts Clear pronoun reference Pronoun case forms Adjectives and adverbs Degrees of adjectives and adverbs Standard spelling Standard punctuation Standard capitalization FLORIDA STATE EXIT TESTWriting Skills