Instruction in study skills, techniques for improving reading comprehension, and strategies for developing vocabulary.PREREQUISITES:
Place into DEVR 098.NOTES:
This course is not available for web registration.
This course is designed to help improve reading, comprehension, and study skills, and to improve vocabulary development and enhancement.
The student will review the following:
A. Improving Reading and Thinking
B. Main Ideas
C. Supporting Details, Mapping and Outlining
D. Implied Main Ideas
F. Patterns of Organization
H. Purpose and Tone
I. Critical Reading
J. Reading Longer Selections
K. College Level Vocabulary Skills
Houghton Miffin College Reading Series 2, Boston: Houghton-Mifflin Co., 2006.
Flemming, Laraine. Words Count. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 2005.
DACC Student Success Binder
Attendance is an important factor in successful completion of this course.
Fall and Spring Semesters: For classes meeting two (2) days per week, no more than four (4) absences will be allowed. For classes meeting four (4) days per week, no more than 8 absences will be allowed.
Summer Semester and Late Start Classes: for classes meeting three (3) or less days per week, only three (3) absences will be allowed. Instructors reserve the right to drop students who are absent more than this amount.
Expectation of Student’s Performance
1. Complete all test and assignments with a total average of 80%
2. Complete the Reading Skills section of the ASSET test with a minimum score of 36.
3. S..........80% or above
U..........79% or below
Conduct Code/Academic Integrity Policy
As members of an academic community, the students, staff, and faculty of Danville Area Community College have both rights and responsibilities which derive from appropriate standards of conduct and ethical integrity. The college should provide a safe environment where respect for the individual is practiced and learning is the fundamental goal of all activity. Students are expected to do course work honestly in accord with the stated requirements of each class. All individuals should be treated fairly in an atmosphere free from discrimination and hostility. Activities which disrupt the learning process for other students and which interfere with faculty in the performance of their duties will be disciplined according to guidelines established by the college. Violations of standards of conduct as detailed by, but not limited to, this Code will be dealt with fairly in a manner appropriate to the offense and according to sanctions guidelines.
Fall 2010RECORD UPDATED:
Feb 2 2009 11:17AM