Foundations of College Reading

READ 0880
Credit Hours
3

Reading improvement course to teach effective comprehension strategies to meet the demands of introductory level college courses. Students apply active reading primarily to expository articles and textbook selections, learn to monitor comprehension, expand vocabulary, summarize brief texts, answer application and evaluation questions, compare ideas in different texts and formulate responses to the topic that integrate or synthesize ideas. Graphic organizers and other study reading strategies included. Emphasis is on preparing for college reading tasks, gaining confidence and self-awareness as readers. Students with passing grades of C or better fulfill their reading skills requirement. (3 eq.cr.hrs.) (Fall, Spring) Prerequisite: Placement by assessment or successful completion of READ 0800. Grading: A-C, F. Does not fulfill degree or program requirements.