Reading Course Descriptions

READING

ADVANCEMENT STUDIES READING

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

Class Hours: Lecture Lab Credit



RED 080: Introduction to College Reading 3 2 4
Prerequisites: Appropriate Placement Test Score(s)
Corequisites: None
This course introduces effective reading and inferential thinking skills in preparation for RED 090. Emphasis is placed 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. This course does not satisfy the developmental reading prerequisite for ENG 111 or ENG 111A.

RED 090: Improved College Reading 3 2 4
Prerequisites: RED 080 or Appropriate Placement Test Score(s)
Corequisites: None
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. This course satisfies the developmental reading prerequisite for ENG 111.


COLLEGE TRANSFER READING

RED 111: Critical Reading for College 3 0 3
Prerequisites: RED 090 or Appropriate Placement
Test Score(s)
Corequisites: None
This course is designed to enhance critical reading skills. Topics include vocabulary enrichment, reading flexibility, metacognitive strategies, and advanced comprehension skills, including analysis and evaluation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension and analysis and respond effectively to material across disciplines. In addition, this course is designed to improve reading speed.

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