Oct 01, 2023
UC D998 - College Reading Skills
Focuses on active reading and study reading techniques, such as summarizing main ideas, organizing textbook content, understanding inference and point of view, adjusting reading rate, expanding vocabulary, and developing critical thinking skills. Course content moves from shorter passages to longer selections and emphasizes practice and application of skills. Recommended for new students with less than a 21 on the ACT Reading section or SAT verbal score below 495.
Requisites: Fr and Soph only and (ACT reading score below 21 or SAT verbal score below 495 or COMPASS reading score below 88)
Credit Hours: 2
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will apply strategies for increasing their comprehension and confidence in their abilities to read.
- Students will be aware of strategies for adapting and varying their reading speed.
- Students will become critical readers by identifying biased and slanted writing.
- Students will demonstrate how to identify topic sentences, key and main ideas and types of supporting details. They will demonstrate an understanding of how reading and writing are interconnected.
- Students will demonstrate strategies for recalling the content of materials read.
- Students will demonstrate techniques for increasing their vocabulary.
- Students will develop the ability to make inferences about what they have read.
- Students will develop the ability to summarize materials they have read.
- Students will recognize organizational (rhetorical) patterns and will demonstrate how to extract information from them.
- Students will use study reading strategies, such as SQ3R, and apply them to their textbooks.
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