Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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READ 120 - Reading and Study in College Content Areas

A credit course designed to develop reading skills in content areas. The emphasis is on the transfer and practical application of previously learned reading and study skills to text and visual material commonly assigned in college course work. Instructional materials are field-specific. Skill development focuses on literal and inferential comprehension, critical thinking, and study methods. The course is recommended as an option for students enrolled in entry-level courses but required of READ 095  students who do not take READ 099 . PREREQUISITE(S): AELR 930 /ELAI 990  or READ 099 ; or appropriate reading level score on the assessment test, or completion of READ 095  with an A and an ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A  assessment level for English and consent of department. COREQUISITE(S): Enrollment in a credit-level content course. Three hours each week supplemented with laboratory requirements. Formerly RD 120.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Use textbook aids such as a glossary, table of contents, index, introduction and graphic aids in ways that enhance comprehension or ability to locate information.
  • Apply a study system to the reading and study of at least one content text chapter.
  • Apply a note-taking system to the taking, reworking, and study of notes both on content course lectures and written text.
  • Identify definitions and other explanations of content-specific vocabulary by means of reference to context clues in content texts.
  • Recognize and identify the organizational patterns common in a given content field and be able to map, diagram, and/or outline the relationship of supporting details to main idea (whether stated or unstated).
  • Identify the reasoning pattern(s) common to the content area(s) as they appear in content-specific materials and
  • Summarize content area material presented both in written and lecture form.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read for inference.
  • Develop reading speed and versatility.
  • Read content area material which will expose the student to both breadth and depth in the content area.
  • Diagnose his/her own learning style and modify reading and study techniques to complement that style.

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