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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, vocabulary, 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 text types used in academic disciplines.
  1. Preview and predict.
  2. Access prior knowledge.
  3. Formulate questions.
  4. Make annotations.
  5. Create graphic organizers.
  6. Summarize information.
  7. Review information.

Demonstrate the ability to make meaning from a variety of text types used in academic disciplines.
  1. Recognize main ideas, key supporting points, and organizational patterns.
  2. Explore applications and purposes.
  3. Analyze expository text structures.
  4. Analyze author styles and approaches.

Apply various techniques for learning terms for both self-selected and teacher-assigned vocabulary.
  1. Practice pronunciation and read-aloud fluency.
  2. Practice identifying and using context clues.
  3. Practice identifying and using word parts.
  4. Use paper and electronic references.

Access, analyze, and use information appropriate for a specific purpose, including an introduction to documentation.
  1. Access information from sources.
  2. Analyze information from sources.
  3. Use information from sources.
  4. Use a conventional formatting style, such as MLA or APA.

Demonstrate an awareness of how reading can be relevant, important, and/or enjoyable.
  1. Practice inquiry.
  2. Generate pre and post reading reflections.
  3. Apply learning.
  4. Discuss or informally present learning.

Writing to learn through activities such as:
  1. Freewrite.
  2. Write reader responses.
  3. Informally summarize and synthesize.

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