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Academic Reading

Course NumberRDG 097W
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: READING LEVEL 2. Designed for those who are good readers, but who still need to make improvements in reading, voabulary, and critical thinking to become successful and independent college students. Provides instruction and practice in study-reading college level texts; opportunities for self-selected research, reading and sharing of information; and the chance to select and read imaginative materials for pleasure and increased self-confidence as a reader. Does not earn credit towards graduation. Credit may be earned in only one of: ENG 097, RDG 097, or ENG 109. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Apply active reading strategies to a variety of academic texts by:
  1. Previewing and predicting
  2. Accessing prior knowledge
  3. Questioning
  4. Annotating
  5. Mapping and creating graphic organizers
  6. Summarizing and reviewing

Demonstrate the ability to make meaning from a variety of academic texts by:
  1. Recognizing main ideas, key supporting points, and organizational patterns
  2. Exploring applications and purposes

Apply various techniques for learning and using both self-selected academic vocabulary and teacher-assigned academic vocabulary through:
  1. Pronunciation and read-aloud fluency
  2. Context clues
  3. Word parts
  4. Paper and electronic references

Access, analyze, and use information appropriate for a specific purpose, including an introduction to documentation.

    Demonstrate an awareness of how reading can be relevant, important, and enjoyable.

      Writing to learn through activities such as:
      1. Freewriting
      2. Writing reader responses
      3. Informally summarizing and synthesizing

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