Stretch Model Courses

The Stretch-Model program takes the one-semester introductory courses in English (ENGL 101) and mathematics (MATH 101) and “stretches” the course material over two semesters, in order to give students more time to master the course material. Stretch-Model courses also include individual tutoring and group tutoring sessions. These classes are formatted with a lecture and a tutoring lab. Students attend 100 minutes of lecture per week and 50 minutes of tutoring set up similar to lab instruction.

English -- Students who score (below ACT 18 or SAT 450) for English/verbal enroll in the stretch-model writing courses as a way to review the required material.

Math – Students who score (below ACT 19 or SAT 460) for mathematics/quantitative skills enroll in the stretch-model math courses as a way to review the required material.

ENGL 100A + ENGL 100B = ENGL 101

ENGL 100A: Basic Academic Writing I (2 credits)
ENGL 100B: Basic Academic Writing II (2 credits)

Stretch-Model English 100A and 100B (Basic Academic Writing I and II) is a two-semester course sequence designed to enhance critical thinking, reading, and writing skills as they support academic essay writing, particularly the argument essay. This sequence contains the same material as English 101—but stretched over two semesters--in order to give students more time to master the course objectives. English 100A emphasizes instruction on the criteria of thesis, academic essay structure, critical reading skills, and critical thinking skills. English 100B emphasizes instruction on the criteria of evidence, style, sentence-level correctness, and MLA documentation. In both sections, an emphasis is placed on the reading and writing processes, particularly the stage of revision. Each week, students are required to attend 100 minutes of lecture and 50 minutes of tutoring. Completing both English 100A and 100B serves as an alternate to English 101, and as such serves a prerequisite to English 102, 103, or 104. See Catalogue.

 

MATH 101A + MATH 101B = MATH 101

MATH 101A: Fundamentals of Math I (2 credits)
MATH 101B: Fundamentals of Math II (2 credits)

Stretch-Model Mathematics 101A and 101B (Fundamental Mathematics I and II) is a two-semester course sequence consisting of an extensive review of the properties of integers, fractions, decimals, and rational numbers. This sequence contains the same material as Math 101—but stretched over two semesters –in order to give students more time to master the course objectives. Math 101A is an extensive review of the properties of integers; working with fractions, decimals, and rational numbers; the Euclidean algorithm; polynomials and operations on polynomials; irreducible verses reducible polynomials; factoring; Bézout’s theorem; the division algorithm and long division; geometric sequence as an application; simplifying expressions involving polynomials; revisiting the basic algorithms of arithmetic using the concept of polynomials; and different number bases and operations in them as an extension. Math 101B includes solving first and second degree equations; the relationship between factoring and finding roots; solving first and second degree polynomial inequalities; graphic representation of inequalities and equations; interval notation including unions of intervals; exponential notation; laws of exponents; working with exponents; simplifying expressions using exponents; and solving systems of equations in two unknowns. See Catalogue.

Stretch-Model Instructors

To contact these instructors, you can call (304) 876-5221 or send an email. Their offices are located in room 103 on the first floor of the Scarborough Library.