Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Sep 29, 2020  
Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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READ 095 - College Reading Skills I


The first-level reading course designed for native speakers of English.  The emphasis is on intermediate college reading skills required for success in content courses. Skills cover using dictionaries; enhancing vocabulary, including identifying context clues; comprehending paragraphs and essays through identifying and inferring main ideas, locating supporting details, and identifying organizational patterns; using reading strategies and study skills such as test taking and listening skills; and introducing critical thinking skills. Upon completion of this course, students who earn a grade of “B” or higher, will be eligible to move into ENGL 101/101A, without taking READ 099. Students who earn a “C” grade in READ 095 will advance to READ 099. PREREQUISITE(S): Accuplacer score between 53 and 65. Five hours each week plus additional reading laboratory requirements. Formerly RD 095.

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, a student will be able to:

  • Follow oral and written directions.
  • Use context clues, word part analysis, and dictionaries to deepen and broaden vocabulary skills to improve reading comprehension.
  • Locate and state the main/controlling idea in paragraphs, narratives, and essays; infer an implied main idea.
  • Identify the patterns of organization of paragraphs, narratives, and essays.
  • Apply cognitive and metacognitive reading strategies such as mapping, diagramming, summarizing, note-taking, and SQ3R/PRO to written material.
  • Apply critical reading/thinking skills such as reading for inference, differentiating fact from opinion, and identifying purpose and tone, and interpreting graphs and charts.


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