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READ 078
Basic Reading Skills


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Encourages and supports improvement of basic reading, comprehension, and study skills. Develops an understanding of the reading process and appreciation for the importance of reading both for pleasure and personal growth. Prerequisite: Entrance by placement exam.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Develop a greater understanding of the reading process
  • Demonstrate a familiarity with the use of P.Q.R.S.T and other reading strategies
  • Learn to recognize vocabulary in context and improve skill in dictionary use
  • Improve comprehension by practicing fundamentals of text analysis, including identifying transitions, paraphrasing, summarizing, writing responses to text-related questions, and locating and outlining main ideas and supporting details using graphic organizers
  • Demonstrate the ability to read self-selected books independently with improved concentration, confidence, and fluency
  • Improve basic research skills utilizing the library and the Internet to search for information more effectively

  • Course Topics
  • Reading habits, strategies, and study skills
  • Context clues, dictionary use, and vocabulary
  • Topics and main ideas
  • Supporting details
  • Patterns of organization
  • Critical thinking to enhance comprehension
  • Reading habits, strategies, and study skills are reinforced throughout the quarter

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    READ 078
    Fall 2014
    0367
    karen kirkwood
    READ 078
    Spring 2014
    0367
    karen kirkwood
    READ 078
    Winter 2014
    8012
    Philip Coffeen
    READ 078
    Winter 2014
    0367
    karen kirkwood
    READ 078
    Fall 2013
    0367
    karen kirkwood


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
     
     
    X
    X
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.