ReadingCourse Descriptions

Initial student placement in developmental courses is based on the college's placement testing policies and procedures. Students should begin developmental course work at the appropriate level indicated by the college's placement test.

student readingRED 070 Essential Reading Skills

This course is designed to strengthen reading skills. Emphasis is on basic word attack skills, vocabulary, transitional words, paragraph organization, basic comprehension skills, and learning strategies. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the skills required for RED 080. Emphasis is also on demonstrating successful academic skills and using current materials such as a newspaper. This course does not satisfy the developmental reading prerequisite for ENG 111.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
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