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READ 088
Reading Improvement


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
This curse focuses on developing an understanding of the reading process and appreciation for the importance of reading for pleasure, personal growth, and academic success. Encourages and supports improvement of reading strategies to improve comprehension, critical thinking, and reading efficiency to better meet college reading demands. Prerequisite: Placement by appropriate reading score.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Evaluate one's reading process of fiction and nonfiction using the following reading strategies:
    • Interpret explicit and implicit meaning of the text using citations for specific textual evidence to support conclusions.
    • Analyze the central ideas, themes, and supporting details of a text.
    • Analyze how point of view, tone, purpose, and specific word choices, including technical connotative, and figurative, shape meaning.
    • Analyze the structure of texts and how parts relate to each other and the whole.
    • Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively.
    • Evaluate specific claims in an argument for validity, relevance, and sufficiency.
    • Analyze two or more texts or similar topics in order to compare the author's approaches.
    • Manage the academic demands of college classes independently.

    Course Topics
  • Knowledge needed to understand various types of texts
  • Metacognition and reading strategies
  • Social aspects of reading
  • Personal relationship to reading
  • College readiness

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    READ 088
    Spring 2016
    0370
    karen kirkwood
    READ 088
    Spring 2016
    0368
    Sally Bormann
    READ 088
    Winter 2016
    0370
    karen kirkwood
    READ 088
    Fall 2015
    0370
    karen kirkwood
    READ 088
    Spring 2015
    0370
    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.