Heritage University Summer 2020 English Bridge Program
The Heritage University English Bridge is designed to prepare students for our required college-level writing courses, which start with English 101 (English Composition I). Students may exit from the Bridge into English 99A (Pre-College Writing Skills I), English 99B (Pre-College Writing Skills II), or English 101 (English Composition I).
- To participate, students must be registered for fall semester, and have a Heritage Student ID code.
- Bridge will begin May 4, 2020, and will accept additional students every week through June 15.
- Students will exit from the Bridge when they have achieved the placement of English 101.
- On August 7, English Bridge staff will assess and place all remaining students in 99A, 99B, English 101/101L, or English 101.
English Bridge Outcomes
- Reading and accurately summarizing texts of increasing difficulty, rising to the level typical of college courses.
- Writing summaries and a variety of responses to the ideas in those texts.
- Writing more varied and improved sentences of the kinds expected in college writing assignments.
The instructor will provide the materials and the assignments for the first two; the last one will call on students to make progress in the assigned text, either Sentence Mastery A or Sentence Mastery B. Some sessions or parts of sessions will consist of instruction, while others will be spent conferencing with the instructor or a tutor, or working individually through readings, drafts for papers, or exercises from the text. During the workshop times, an instructor or tutor will be available to answer questions and otherwise assist students.
As the Bridge continues, students will be given opportunities to produce work that qualifies them for a placement in English 99A, English 99B, English 101 + 101 Lab, or English 101 with no lab. Students who achieve one of the first three can continue in the Bridge to pursue a higher placement or exit with the currently achieved placement. Students qualifying for English 101 with no lab will automatically exit at that point.
Online Classroom and Required Textbook
- Students will participate in Bridge instruction offered through Zoom and MyHeritage.
- The English Bridge program will provide students with a textbook, Sentence Mastery (A) or (B), to use in achieving learning goals of the program.
- Students will need internet access and a computer with word processing capabilities.
- The faculty member and tutors will deliver all instruction, individual conferencing, and tutoring through Zoom.