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Areas of Study | | DEVR098 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: DEVR098
COURSE TITLE:Reading Comprehension Skills
DIVISION:Institutional / Developmental Ed
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:4
CONTACT HOURS:180
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person, Hybrid

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course focuses on instruction in Study Skills, techniques for improving reading comprehension, and strategies for developing vocabulary. Formal classroom instruction is utilized as well as individualized print and computer materials to aid the student in attaining a higher level or achievement. (Non Degree Credit)

PREREQUISITES:
Place into DEVR098.

NOTES:
This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate basic reading comprehension and vocabulary skills necessary to understand college level reading and writing assignments.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
The student will review the following:
  1. Improving Reading and Thinking
  2. Main Ideas
  3. Supporting Details, Mapping and Outlining
  4. Implied Main Ideas
  5. Transition
  6. Patterns of Organization
  7. Inferences
  8. Purpose and Tone
  9. Critical Reading
  10. Active Reading
  11. Reading Longer Selections
  12. College Level Vocabulary Skills

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Ten Steps to Advanced Reading, John Langan, Second Edition, West Berlin, New Jersey, Townsend Press, 2013.

EVALUATION:
Expectation of Student Performance
  • Complete all tests, classroom assignments, and homework assignments with a total class average of 80%.
  • Complete the standardized departmental Reading Comprehension Skills Evaluation examination at the end of the course with a grade of at least 80%.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 113. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2018

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