READ110 College Reading and Study Strategies
Department of Language & Literature: Reading
- I. Course Number and Title
- READ110 College Reading and Study Strategies
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- Reading Placement test score Level 2, or READ090 (C or better), or permission of the Department of Language and Literature Reading placement test score Level 2 or READ090 (C or better) or department approved assessment or permission of the Department of Language and Literature
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- This course is strongly recommended, but not required, for students scoring Level 2 on the College Placement test unless they are eligible for one of the acceleration programs.
- This course is mandatory for students enrolled in READ090 or READ089 who place at Level 2 on the final course assessment test.
- It must be taken the semester immediately following READ090 or READ089.
- Some sections are paired with a content course.
- Transferability determined by the transfer institution.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course develops and improves reading comprehension skills and learning strategies to enhance academic performance across the curriculum. Emphasis is on the application of comprehension, critical thinking, and study strategies to college course material.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- improve reading skills to facilitate comprehension of college level material across the curriculum;
- apply active reading skills by utilizing metacognition, monitoring effectiveness of the skills and adjusting strategies as needed;
- demonstrate study skills and techniques to improve proficiency in interacting with text and lecture material for increased learning; and
- apply skills and strategies and utilize resources to effectively complete academic tasks.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
All activities focus on the development and application of reading and study strategies to content course material. Throughout the course of the academic semester, students read college level text and engage in a variety of academic tasks in order to:
- practice discrete reading skills such as, identifying main idea, supporting details, organizational patterns, inferences, author's purpose and tone for use as tools to facilitate the comprehension of college level material;
- employ active reading strategies, including activating prior knowledge, setting a purpose for reading, predicting outcomes and selecting comprehension strategies appropriate to the reading material;
- monitor and assess thinking during the reading process to interact with text while making connections to concepts to develop metacognitive skills;
- utilize textbook features, such as headings, chapter objectives, section reviews, and glossary to improve comprehension of academic texts;
- develop a repertoire of strategies to master discipline specific terminology;
- demonstrate the ability to effectively comprehend and organize information by paraphrasing, annotating, mapping, note taking, and summarizing textbook material;
- utilize infographics for increased comprehension of content material;
- review course material by creating study guides, predicting and formulating possible test questions and analyzing test performance in order to adjust study strategies to increase learning and demonstrate mastery of content; and
- develop a variety of active listening strategies to effectively record and organize information from lecture material.
Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
- take quizzes and tests;
- complete homework assignments;
- write reflective essays, test reflections, and reader response journal entries to demonstrate awareness and application of metacognitive skills and use of comprehension strategies;
- complete academic tasks for content area courses; and
- meet with the instructor throughout the semester to review progress toward course learning outcomes.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Students use textbooks and materials required for paired content course sections, or authentic materials, such as college textbook excerpts, in addition to computer-assisted tutorials, website resources and other open educational resources (OERs). See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 2/99
Transferred to Language and Literature, Fall 2004; Revised 5/2011; New Core 8/2015; Revised 12/2017