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Course Content and Outcome Guide for RD 92A

Course Number:
RD 92A
Course Title:
Reading 92A
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Focuses on reading effectiveness. Comprehension strategies, vocabulary development, and reading rate are emphasized. Prerequisite: Placement into RD 90 or successful completion of RD 80. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description


Reading 92A 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.
  • Demonstrate successful college student behaviors.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  •   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)

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