Reading Courses

Reading (RDG)

RDG 095  Reading Skills Improvement     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Reading Skills Improvement is designed for students who need to improve their understanding of written expression. The focus of the course is on higher-level comprehension and vocabulary skills. Students use a weekly news magazine to apply and practice skills learned in the class and to provide a background for written assignments. This course is required for all students who have not achieved a score of 18 or higher on the ACT reading subscore or who score less than 85 on the Accuplacer Reading Test.

RDG 100  College Reading Skills     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: In this advanced elective course, designed for students to further improve their reading, students will develop critical reading skills, expand background knowledge through reading, increase vocabulary, develop flexible reading techniques, and improve study and writing skills. Students use National Geographic and Atlantic Monthly (or other like magazines), or one of these magazines and the textbook in a first-year course linked to RDG 100, to apply and practice skills learned in the class and to provide a background for written assignments and class discussions. Prerequisite(s): RDG 095, or ACT reading score of 18 or higher, or Accuplacer Reading Test score of 85 or higher.