The Reading Support Seminar directly supports the learning objectives of the linked reading and/or content course in which the student is concurrently enrolled. This seminar provides additional academic support and facilitates success in the linked course.
Through themed readings, students apply, monitor and adjust a repertoire of reading strategies for improved comprehension and utilize the recursive writing process for composition organization and development. This introductory course develops the foundational literacy skills necessary for college success and prepares students for subsequent reading and composition courses.
Prerequisite: Reading Placement Test score Level 1, or completion of AESL103 (C or better) AND Writing Placement Test score of 2, or completion of AESL101 (C or better) or permission of the Department of Language and Literature.
Through the use of an individualized, web-based learning system and instructor guided group instruction, this course develops the reading competencies required for academic success. Emphasis is on the development of basic reading comprehension skills and the application of these skills and other strategies for increased reading proficiency.
This introductory course prepares students to read college textbooks and related course material. Emphasis is on developing the ability to apply, monitor, and adjust reading strategies for increased understanding. Topics include comprehension and critical reading skills, vocabulary development, and basic college success skills.
Prerequisite: Reading Placement test score Level 1, or completion of AESL 103 (C or better), or permission of the Department of Language and Literature
This course develops and improves reading comprehension skills and learning strategies that will enhance academic performance across the curriculum. Emphasis is on the transfer and application of comprehension, critical thinking, vocabulary, and study skills to college course material.
Prerequisite: Reading Placement test score Level 2, or completion of READ090 (C or better), or permission of the Department of Language and Literature
This course helps students identify, acquire, and adapt the skills necessary for academic and personal success. Emphasis is on self-assessment, self-management, goal-directed behavior, effective study strategies, and relevant information concerning college resources. The course includes intensive, individualized advising. The focus of instruction varies based on the specific population enrolled.