May 28, 2022  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

RDNG-016 Essential Reading Skills

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-016 (ACSR-016) Recommended Co-requisite: ENGL-099  
Placement into this course determined by testing. This course exposes students to a collaborative reading activity which provides students with an opportunity to construct meaning from print. The student will engage in developing tools to direct their own learning experience through self- assessment strategies that enhance interpretation of print.

Course Outcomes
1. Incorporate newly exposed vocabulary words into collaborative discussions and reflective responses. 2. Identify the topic, main idea, and supportive details in written passages. 3. Apply pre-, during-, and after-reading strategies 4. To activate prior knowledge 5. To set a purpose for reading 6. To monitor comprehension 7. Recognize organizational text patterns used by authors (compare and contrast, cause and effect, list pattern, and sequence pattern). 8. Construct meaning based on written messages within the text for discussion in class and written assignments. 9. Distinguish between facts and opinions and draw logical inferences and conclusions. 10. Utilize critical reading skills to analyze and synthesize reading assignments. 11. Read and comprehend literary nonfiction proficiently and independently.