This developmental course is a combined lecture/lab, performance-based course designed to develop a students’ critical reading and academic writing skills. The focus on the course will be on applying critical reading skills for organizing, analyzing, and retaining material and developing written work appropriate to the audience, purpose, situation, and length of the assignment. The course integrates preparation in basic academic reading skills with basic skills in writing in a variety of academic essays. This course has a required lab component. This course fulfills TSI requirements for reading and writing if a student makes a C or higher in the course. The course is nontransferable and does not count toward an Associate Degree at Texarkana College. Students may take this course in a stand-alone version or as part of a co-requisite model with English 1301. Students must take this course if their TSI scores are within the recommended range on TC’s TSI placement chart. Co-requisite: English 1301 paired section.