Reading Skills Improvement
05/29/2012 - 07/06/2012
TWTh 9:00AM - 11:25AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in DEVR 0300 or one of the following scores: Compass Reading Test of 50-67; CPT Reading Test of 39-57; or Asset Reading Test of 33-36. Course Type: (D)evelopmental.
*Students are required to read assigned materials and to complete all assignments as outlined in the course schedule and/or alternative assignments based on student need as determined by the instructor. Scholastic dishonesty will not be tolerated.
**Required lab work will supplemental instruction.
REQUIRED TEXT: OPENING DOORS W/Connect Reading 6th ed (Cortina/Elder)
DEVR 0310 - Reading Skills Improvement is designed to help students improve their basic reading skills necessary for success in vocational, two-year, and transfer programs as well as improvement of comprehension skills, vocabulary, and rate of reading.
Students will understand and learn to apply the following concepts and/or strategies to help them become more efficient learners and more effective readers:
|Stated/Implied Main Ideas (Review)|
|Cornell Note-Taking system|
|Outlining and Mapping|
Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives
COURSE OBJECTIVES: After completing this course, students will be able to understand and apply the following:
COMMON COURSE BELIEFS
- Value reading as a way to learn and study;
- Respect independent thinking, diversity, and the individual’s right to hold differing opinions and values;
- Appreciate critical reading as a means of maintaining a free society and will use reading as a tool for guarding their democratic rights;
- Use their reading skills to participate in academic debate on issues of importance to the society and the world at large;
- Exercise their critical reading skills to enhance their quality of life and to support their life-long learning.
After completing this course, students will:
- Connect readings to personal experience and prior knowledge;
- Monitor the effectiveness of vocabulary and comprehension strategies and adjust them as needed;
- Select and demonstrate study skills and methods that support reading to learn.
- Identify and comprehend the main idea and supporting details in a written work.
- Organize and summarize information for study.
- Recognize writer’s purpose, point of view, and tone.
- Interpret a writer’s meaning inferentially as well as literally.
- Separate their personal opinions from a writer’s opinions.
- Determine meaning of unfamiliar words by decoding, using contextual or structural analysis, or by using a dictionary.
- Use critical reasoning skills to evaluate written material.
***Students who fail to successfully complete the requirements may repeat the course up to nine (9) credit hours.