Learning Support

Reading and English

In our Learning Support Reading and English courses, students will have opportunities to develop reading and writing skills they need to enter English 1010, the first college-level composition course.

  • Students have an early exit possibility in ENGL 0810 and READ 0810.
  • Students receive a high level of instructor facilitation and coaching.
  • Students work on individual study plans which allow them to move ahead without repeating material they have already mastered.
  • In addition to their instructors, students work with online reading and writing tutors.
  • Students also have small-group peer support.

To get started in the Learning Support curriculum:

  1. Schedule an appointment with the Testing Center by calling (615) 230-3484 to complete your diagnostic exam (you should receive a letter providing more details about this).
  2. Take your diagnostic exam when you are well rested and try your best. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your skills and possibly exit Learning Support.
  3. Make an appointment with an advisor. Visit the Advising Center or the division office for your major. Your advisor can give you helpful tips on how to be successful in your classes, go over a program of study with you, and help you select which classes to register for.
  4. Register for the Learning Support courses required.
  5. Show up on the first day of class! Any time you miss working on your study plan could cause you to fall behind. We want you to complete your Learning Support requirement by the end of your first semester, but that requires you to commit to attending class and working hard to complete your study plan. The more time you put in, the more likely you'll succeed.

For more information about Learning Support Reading and English courses please contact the Division of Humanities at 615-230-3200

English Learning Support Frequently Asked Questions

Reading Learning Support Frequently Asked Questions