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READ 088
Reading Improvement


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Designed to improve how ably students utilize reading strategies to improve their overall comprehension. It reinforces skills in recognizing and using information selectively, increasing critical thinking about reading material, and increasing overall reading speed to better meet college reading demands. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or by successful completion of READ 078.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the process of reading for academic information and utilizing critical thinking to make selective choices about the information
  • Build vocabulary through context clues and recognizing word part meanings
  • Recognize the main idea and supporting material of a reading (essay length)
  • Paraphrase material from readings to demonstrate comprehension
  • Summarize information using various concept maps including Venn diagrams, flow charts, and basic outlines
  • Recognize fact from opinion in print and internet sources
  • Increase reading speed from the time the student entered the course to when they exit

  • Course Topics
  • The reading process
  • Context clues and vocabulary
  • Topics and main ideas
  • Support for main ideas
  • Facts and opinions
  • Critical thinking
  • Patterns of organization
  • Ultimate speed reader software reinforcement of skills throughout the quarter

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    READ 088
    Fall 2014
    0368
    Jennifer Vaughn
    READ 088
    Fall 2014
    0370
    karen kirkwood
    READ 088
    Spring 2014
    0370
    karen kirkwood
    READ 088
    Spring 2014
    0368
    Sally Bormann
    READ 088
    Winter 2014
    8013
    Philip Coffeen


    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.