Texas Success Initiative
Carothers Dormitory, Room 23
2501 Whitis Avenue
Austin, Texas 78712
Phone: 512-232-8412 | Fax: 512-471-6464
Students who do not pass the writing portion of the THEA are required to take UGS 309, Analytical Reading and Writing. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better to complete the TSI writing requirement.
UGS 309: Analytical Reading and Writing
The purpose of this course is to improve strategic reading and writing skills needed for academic success. In addition to information and practice on academic reading and writing, the course includes activities to promote effective study skills and critical thinking. Students engage in a variety of tasks such as discipline specific readings, reflective writing, and group assignments. This is a college-level course and students receive letter grades on a scale from ‘A’ to ‘F’. A student must earn at least a ‘C’ in UGS 309 to complete the TSI requirement.
Students taking UGS 309 to fulfill TSI requirements in writing should not enroll in RHE 306: Rhetoric and Writing or UGS 302, Signature Courses with a writing flag.