I tested into Developmental English. I’m nervous. How will I pass a difficult college course?

You’ve probably heard that some FRCC courses, like Psychology 101, Humanities 115, Geography 106, or Philosophy 111, can be difficult. There are long lists of new concepts and terms to learn, pages and pages to read, papers to write, exams to study for. Research shows that it’s even more difficult for students who test below college-level reading and writing. But FRCC has a solution: The Developmental English course – CCR 093 – can help you succeed in these 100-level classes.

What does English have to do with psychology or geography?

In CCR 093 (also called “Studio D”), you’ll use the materials and concepts from the other course you’re enrolled in to increase your reading and writing skills. By the end of the semester, you’ll have a much better chance of getting a good grade in the psychology, geography, or other discipline course—AND you’ll be ready to take your first college-level English course (ENG 121).

How does Studio D work?

Your instructor for CCR 093/Studio D will help you get a handle on the reading and writing requirements for the other course. You’ll use specific strategies for learning how to read and write like a psychologist or a geographer or a philosopher. The CCR 093 assignments often are preparation for or combined with an assignment in the other course. This “educational multitasking” benefits you because one course reinforces your learning in the other.

How well have other students done in CCR 093?

Many students who take CCR 093 not only do well in both courses, but some even do BETTER than their classmates who did not test into Developmental English. Now that is success!

Should I take CCR 093?

Even if you’ve already talked with an advisor, contact him or her again to see if CCR 093 is right for you. There’s no rule that you can only talk to an advisor once. Advisors are here to help you make the best choices for your educational success.