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Course Content and Outcome Guide for RD 91A

Course Number:
RD 91A
Course Title:
Reading 91A
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Focuses on reading effectiveness. Comprehension strategies, vocabulary development, and reading rate are emphasized. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description


Reading 91 focuses on reading effectiveness. Comprehension strategies, vocabulary development, and reading rate are emphasized.

Prerequisite: Reading placement score 36-41 or successful completion of RD 80.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Use reading for pleasure, learning, and intellectual stimulation.
  • Employ vocabulary development strategies.
  • Adjust reading rate to the nature of the material.
  • Exhibit successful college student behaviors

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Group/individual assessment may include any of the following:

  • conference with instructor
  • written summaries / responses
  • reading logs / journals / portfolios
  • presentations with rating criteria
  • take-home exams
  • quizzes
  • graded homework
  • attendance
  • projects with rating criteria

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues:

A strong reader commits to ongoing vocabulary development:

  • context
  • dictionary
  • affixes / roots
  • sight vocabulary


A strong reader understands that critical reading and thinking are crucial:

  •  inference
  • author's purpose
  • fairness
  • bias
  • fact / opinion


A strong reader reads for many purposes:

  • pleasure
  • knowledge acquisition
  • intellectual stimulation

Competencies and Skills:

Comprehension:

  • preview
  • highlight
  • outline
  • skim
  • Scan 
     

Vocabulary:

  •  use context
  •  use dictionary
  •  recognize roots and affixes
  • increase sight vocabulary


Work and Career Preparation:

  • work productively with others
  • organize and use time effectively