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What is ERWC?

Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC): http://www.calstate.edu/eap/englishcourse/

A task force of high school and CSU faculty has developed the Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC), a full-year college preparatory English course for high school seniors. The ERWC is aligned with the California English-Language Arts Content Standards and addresses critical reading and writing problems identified by the CSU English Placement Test Committee.

The goals are the ERWC are to help students succeed in three important areas:
Meeting the requirements of the California English-Language Arts Content Standards; Attaining the standards of the CSU English Placement Test; and Achieving the expectations of college and university faculty.

Course assignments, organized into 14 modules and based primarily on non-fiction texts, emphasize the in-depth study of expository, analytical, and argumentative reading and writing. The University of California has approved the ERWC for area "b" credit (from the "a-g" requirements), and the Course meets college preparatory requirements for both the UC and CSU.

Professional Development for Teachers Interested in Using the Expository Reading and Writing Course is available through SCOE.

Contact person: Debra Boggs (dboggs [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org) | 209.238.1305