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Reading 1 (READ 0100)

Credits:  5   Lecture Credits:  5.00  
Description:  In this course, you will learn the academic and lifelong reading strategies needed for success in technical programs and many associate of arts majors. You will learn how to master technical and academic vocabulary; learn how to understand and remember more of what you read; and learn how to follow complex directions and use reference manuals. This class includes a computer lab. Must be taken Pass/No Credit.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0100 or completion of ESOL 0042 and teacher recommendation into READ 0100.

Pre/Co-requisites:

ESOL 0043 or exemption.

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Reading 2 (READ 0200)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course covers the skills needed for success in sophisticated technical programs or in some liberal arts courses. You will learn strategies for maintaining concentration on long textbook assignments and improving comprehension when reading challenging texts and manuals that contain complex information and unfamiliar vocabulary. You will also learn how to remember what you've read and to demonstrate knowledge adequately on assignments, projects and tests. Must be taken Pass/No Credit.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into READ 0200.

Pre/Co-requisites:

ESOL 0043 or exemption.

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Critical Reading of Academic Texts (READ 1300)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course focuses on applying college-level reading skills to the specialized context of reading occupational, academic and technical textbooks and supplementary materials. You will learn self-assessment techniques to monitor your comprehension, analyze the text structure of various disciplines and programs, learn strategies for reading different kinds of text, and apply various strategies for developing and expanding your vocabulary. Must be taken A-F.
MnTC: Goal 2 Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 and ESOL 0043 or exemption and placement score into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ESOL 0051.

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