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EBS-014 Developmental Skills I is the first course of a two course basic skills sequence designed to improve fundamental academic skills in the areas of reading and writing. Class instruction emphasizes the development of reading comprehension, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation, and vocabulary. This course requires concurrent enrollment in Skills Practicum I (EBS-015). 3 lec., 3 non-degree credit. Co-requisite: EBS-015.

EBS-015 Skills Practicum I is the co-requisite of Developmental Skills I. The objective of this course is to provide an opportunity for the student to apply the skills learned in Developmental Skills I. Instruction is individualized and lessons are drawn from the class activities of Developmental Skills I (EBS 014). 2 lec., 2 non- degree credits.

EBS-016 Developmental Skills II is the final course of two-course basic skills sequence designed to improve fundamental academic skills in the areas of reading and writing. Class instruction emphasizes inferential and critical reading, paragraph organization and development through reading activities. Successful completion of this course permits enrollment in English Composition I. This course requires concurrent enrolling in Skills Practicum II (EBS 017). 3 lec., 3 non-degree credits. Co-requisite: EBS 017.

EBS-017 Skills Practicum II is the co-requisite of Developmental Skills II. The objective of this course is to provide an opportunity for the student to apply to the skills learned in Developmental Skills II. Instruction is individualized and lessons are drawn from the class activities of Developmental Skills II. This course requires concurrent enrollment in Developmental Skills II (EBS-016). 2 lec., 2 non-degree credits. Co-requisite: EBS 016.

EBS-023 English Skills is one semester for developmental skills course designed to improve fundamental academic skills in the areas of reading, writing, and study skills. Class instruction' emphasizes inferential and critical reading, paragraph organization and development, and vocabulary development through reading activities. Opportunities for word processing and individualized instruction in the Directed Studies Center in grammar, mechanics, and punctuation are provided. Successful completion of this course permits enrollment in English I. This course requires concurrent enrollment in English Skills Practicum (EBS 024.) 3 lec., 3 non-degree credits. Co-requisite: EBS 024.

EBS-024 English Skills Practicum is the co-requisite of English Skills. The objective of this course is to provide an opportunity for the student to apply the skills learned in English Skills. Instruction is individualized and lessons are drawn from the class activities of English Skills. This course requires concurrent enrollment in English Skills (EBS 023). 2 lec., 2 non-degree credits. Co-requisite: EBS 023 .

EBS-031 Directed Studies in Writing is a required course for students whose scores on the New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test indicate a need for intensive instruction in writing. Personalized instruction designed to support the students' activities in English Composition I is offered in this course. 1 lec., 1 non-degree credit.

EBS-032 Directed Studies in Academic Skills reinforces reading, writing, and study skills. Skills addressed in this course are: how to use the library and do research, how to take notes, how to write essay exams and take tests, how to approach college reading assignments, and how to use a variety of study aids. Instruction will occur through classroom lecture, discussion, and computer assisted instruction. 3 lec., 3 non-degree credits.