Writing for College Success

Writing for College Success provides an English curriculum focused on developing the mastery of skills identified as critical to postsecondary readiness in writing. This single semester elective aligns to Florida's Postsecondary Readiness Competencies in writing and targets students required to complete additional instruction based on their performance on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT). Course topics include grammar and usage; essential writing skills; persuasive, informative and narrative writing; and research.

Robust scaffolding in the form of process guides and graphic organizers helps reluctant writers internalize strategies and develop composition skills. Select activities target text-handling skills and promote improved performance on commonly assessed analysis and response standards. Study sheets support engagement with direct instruction and develop note-taking and study skills.

This course is built to the Florida Postsecondary Readiness Competencies.