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

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READ 099 - College Reading Skills II


The second-level reading course designed for native speakers of English. The emphasis is on advanced college reading skills required for success in content courses. Skills cover comprehending college-level essays through identifying and inferring main ideas, locating supporting details, and identifying organizational patterns; applying reading strategies and study skills such as SQ4R, outlining, summarizing; using critical thinking skills, including differentiating fact from opinion and recognizing purpose and tone; and analyzing textbooks and media. PREREQUISITE(S): Successful completion of READ 095  or appropriate reading level score on placement test. Three hours each week plus additional reading laboratory requirements. Formerly RD 099.

3 semester hours

THREE 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:

  • Locate and state the main idea, thesis, or theme in essays, expository writing, and narratives; infer an implied main idea.
  • Describe the rhetorical patterns of organization in literature, essays, and college text material to improve reading comprehension.
  • Apply cognitive and metacognitive reading strategies such as outlining, mapping, diagramming, summarizing, SQ3R, Cornell note-taking, skimming, scanning, and lecture- and text-based note-taking.
  • Apply critical reading/thinking skills such as (but not limited to) inferring author’s meaning; differentiating fact from opinion; interpreting graphs and charts;  detecting purpose, tone, bias, and propaganda techniques; and evaluating arguments.


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