PCS106: This course is designed to prepare freshmen students to meet the challenges of college study. It provides an overview of the intellectual demands of college education, assists students in assessing their personal learning attributes and improving their practical academic skills, and introduces elements of critical analysis. Required for all Deerfield traditional undergraduate students whose ACT English score is 16 or less and whose SAT verbal score is 400 or less; REACH/Excel adult undergraduates will be placed in the program based on the advice of the Admissions Committee. Offered fall semester for REACH/Excel adult undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate and REACH/Excel adult undergraduate. Three hours.

PCS108: This course is designed to help students practice the critical skills in reading that are central to academic writing and discussion. The course provides students the opportunity to read, discuss, apply, integrate, and critique material from various academic disciplines, and offers instruction in committing their thoughts to writing. Required for entry into ENG 111 Critical Thinking and Writing for all Deerfield traditional undergraduate students whose ACT English score is 18 or less or whose SAT verbal score is 410 or less. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate and REACH/Excel adult undergraduate. Three hours.

This course integrates the reading and writing processes in an intensive, small-group setting. Particular emphasis is placed on continuing the development of critical skills and planning and writing papers that respond to collegiate requirements. For Deerfield traditional undergraduate students, this course continues the work of PCS 106/107; students enrolled in PCS 109 must be concurrently enrolled in ENG 111 Critical Thinking and Writing immediately following the completion of PCS 106/107 with a grade of C- or higher. REACH/Excel undergraduate students may take this course concurrently with ENG 111 Critical Thinking and Writing. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate and REACH/Excel adult undergraduate.