College Reading --This course is designed to improve vocabulary, literal and critical comprehension skills.
Marlys Jenks Office: LRC-1
Office Hours: M-Th 1:00-1:50; Friday 8:00-8:50 a.m. Office
Reading Lab Phone:
Times: MWF 9-9:50 a.m.,10-10:50
a.m., 11-11:50 LRC 3
TTH 9:30-10:45 a.m. LRC 3
Classification of Course:
Three units with a fourth hour lab. Degree applicable and CSU transferable. This class fulfills the Reading Competency for AA
degree and is a prerequisite for English 1A. You must receive a "C" or better to satisfy the Reading Competency
requirement and to satisfy the prerequisite requirement for English 1A or score
90 or above on the COMPASS Reading Placement Test.
Eligibility for English 52;
prerequisite for English 1A
Bridging the Gap, 9th edition, Brenda Smith. Pearson Longman.
College level dictionary and a three-ring notebook with paper dividers
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able:
- Adjust reading rate according to the purpose and difficulty of reading materials.
- Use different context clues to understand the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary in a reading selection.
- Locate and identify topics, topic sentences, central point, implied main idea, and major and minor details in a reading selection.
- Identify and locate transitional words and patterns of organization in a reading selection.
- Make accurate inferences and distinguish the difference between facts and opinions in a reading selection.
- Identify the purpose, tone, and bias in a reading selection.
- Recognize the points and supports of an argument, inadequate support, and irrelevant information in a reading selection.
Topics Covered in this Course:
1. Active Learning
3. Reading and Study Strategies
4. Main Ideas
5. Patterns of Organization
6. Organizing Textbook Information
8. Point of View
9. Critical Reading