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Course Descriptions

READING (RDG)

RDG019 - Basic Reading Skills Credits: 3
Group and individualized instruction utilizing learning laboratory facilities and designed to improve reading ability of students who are not ready for DSP≠020, College Reading and Study Skills. Emphasis is placed on comprehension, word-attack skills, vocabulary, multi-level cognitive skills, and reading rate. The Nelson-Denny Reading Test is administered at or before the beginning of the course to determine level of reading competency and at the end of the course to measure growth. An individual reading inventory is also administered at the end of the course. Study skills for college are included. This course does not apply toward graduation.

RDG020 - College Reading and Study Skills Credits: 3
Group and individualized instruction utilizing microcomputer software designed to improve reading ability of students on or above high and college levels. Emphasis is on comprehension, vocabulary and reading rate. Study skills for college including SQ3R method of study are included. Various other reading materials are also used. The Nelson-Denny Reading Test is administered at the beginning of the course to determine level of reading competency and at the end of the course to measure growth. Accuplacer testing results will also be used. This course does not apply toward graduation.

Prerequisite: RDG 019 or placement by exam.

RDG120 - Reading for Comprehension and Speed Credits: 3
Designed to improve reading skills. Attention is given to concentration, comprehension, vocabulary, and reading rate. This course is designed for the student already competent in reading. The course focuses on acceleration reading rate with maintenance of adequate comprehension. In addition, the student learns to adjust reading rate to purpose and difficulty of materials and to employ skimming and scanning techniques where appropriate. Recognition of organization patterns and development of reading vocabulary are stressed as aids to comprehension. Group and individual instruction utilizes learning laboratory facilities and computers. Various guides and reading materials are used as well as EDL QUANTUM Reading Series Software. The Nelson-Denny Reading Test is administered at the beginning of the course to determine level of reading competency and at the end of the course to measure growth.