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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.

RED 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 or ENG 111A.

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Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

RED 070 Course Outline

RED 080  Introduction to College Reading

This course introduces effective reading and inferential thinking skills in preparation for RED 090. Emphasis is on vocabulary, comprehension, and reading strategies. Upon completion, students should be able to determine main ideas and supporting details, recognize basic patterns of organization, draw conclusions, and understand vocabulary in context. Emphasis is also on demonstrating successful academic behaviors and using diverse materials such as periodicals. This course does not satisfy the developmental reading prerequisite for ENG 111 or ENG 111A.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: RED 070 or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

RED 080 Course Outline

RED 090  Improved College Reading

This course is designed to improve reading and critical thinking skills. Topics include vocabulary enhancement; extracting implied meaning; analyzing author's purpose, tone, and style; and drawing conclusions and responding to written material. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and analyze college-level reading material. Some sections may specialize in discipline-specific reading and academic success skills. This course satisfies the developmental reading prerequisite for ENG 111 or ENG 111A.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: RED 080 or ENG 085

Corequisite: None

RED 090 Course Outline

RED 090  Improved College Reading (MED)

This course is designed to improve reading and critical thinking skills. Topics include vocabulary enhancement; extracting implied meaning; analyzing author’s purpose, tone, and style; and drawing conclusions and responding to written material. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and analyze college-level reading material. Some sections may specialize in discipline-specific reading and academic success skills This course satisfies the developmental reading prerequisite for ENG 111 or ENG 111A.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: RED 080 or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

RED 090 (MED) Course Outline
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