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Developmental English Program

What Is Developmental Education?

Developmental education in English is designed to improve your critical reading and writing skills.Your score on the placement exam will determine your need for developmental education. Grades earned in developmental courses and workshops do not calculate into overall grade point average but do appear on your transcript.

Academic Advising

New students must take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA). If you do not test into college level coursework, you are required to enroll in developmental education. Students receive academic advising until they complete developmental education or re-test at passing level. Advisors at University College will assist you in understanding which course or workshop you will need.

Courses and Workshops

ENGL 0300INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL READING AND WRITING (3 Hours)

ENGL 0300 offers college preparation in academic reading and writing. Course focus is on comprehending college-level reading material and writing academic essays in standard written English.

ENGL 0200 INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING WORKSHOP II (3 Hours)

ENGL 0200 is a co-requisite developmental workshop that focuses on the rhetorical knowledge, critical thinking and processes required in ENGL 1301. Students work with an instructor to analyze assignment prompts, revise and edit essays, and review ENGL 1301 readings and lectures.

ENGL 0100 INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING WORKSHOP I (1 Hour)

ENGL 0100 is a co-requisite developmental workshop that focuses on academic reading and writing skills. Students work with an instructor to review ENGL 1301readings and revise and edit essays.

SUMMER BRIDGE

The 11-week Summer Bridge program is designed to help students successfully transition from high school to college. The program offers general college preparation workshops as well as credit-bearing and developmental education to qualifying freshman students.

Contacts

University Advising Center
The University of Texas at Arlington
105 Ransom Hall ▪ P.O. Box 19196 ▪ Arlington TX 76019
817.272.3140 ▪ uac@uta.edu

Developmental English Program
The University of Texas at Arlington
417 Carlisle Hall ▪ P.O. Box 19035 ▪ Arlington TX 76019
817.272.0952 ▪ joaward@uta.edu