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Montgomery College    
 
    
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog
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ELAR 980 - English Language Academic Reading II


The second required course in academic reading for non-native speakers of students continues the teaching of academic reading of American English presented in the preceding course. Emphasis on the advanced college skills required for success in content courses, including college-level paragraph and essay comprehension, critical reading, textbook and media analysis, and rhetorical patterns. Additional laboratory required. PREREQUISITE(S): ELAR 970  or AELR 920 with a grade of C or better or placement by testing required by the College of non-native speakers of English.

  Five hours each week. Formerly RD 103, AELR 930.

5 semester hours

FIVE EQUIVALENT CREDIT HOURS. NOT APPLICABLE TO A DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE. MAY NOT BE USED TO SATISFY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS. NOT INCLUDED IN GPA CALCULATION.

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate language and sentence structures in college-level texts.
  • Apply a variety of critical reading strategies to show understanding of and critically respond to college-level texts.
  • Use target high frequency general and academic vocabulary and collocations appropriately.
  • Carefully examine components academic texts including  stated and implied main ideas, major and minor supporting details, transition/signal words, and patterns of organization.
  • Paraphrase and summarize, to explain explicit and inferential ideas in academic texts, charts and graphs.
  • Independently use reference sources such as basic electronic dictionaries, thesauri and other to comprehend readings.
  • Use basic electronic dictionaries, thesauri and other reference sources (independently) to comprehend readings.
  • Independently perform basic browser functions to access sources.


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