Texas Success Initiative
Carothers Dormitory, Room 23
2501 Whitis Avenue
Austin, Texas 78712
Phone: 512-232-7146 | Fax: 512-471-6464
Students who do not pass the writing portion of the TSI Assessment are required to take UGS 309, Analytical Reading and Writing.
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 a grade of “C-” or higher in UGS 309 to complete his/her TSI requirements.
Students may not enroll in RHE 306: Rhetoric and Writing or any UGS 302 course (Signature Course with a writing flag) until they have passed UGS 309 with a grade of “C-” or higher or otherwise completed their TSI requirement in writing by providing exempting test scores or other documentation.