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Reading 5 (ESOL 0052)

Credits: 4
Lecture Credits: 4

Description: This course develops your ability to comprehend and discuss topics related to a variety of academic reading materials. You will learn to identify main and supporting details in nonfiction, increase your reading rate and comprehension, analyze features of fiction, and apply critical thinking skills. In addition, you will build your academic vocabulary using a variety of reading strategies. Must be taken Pass/No Credit.

Topical Outline:

1. Reading Strategies & Skills
2. Vocabulary Skills
3. Culture
4. Text Types
5. Academic Skills & US Colleges
6. Resource Materials

Learning Outcomes:
Use, assess, and adjust reading strategies to enhance comprehension
Distinguish main and supporting ideas in a variety of text types
Summarize and paraphrase
Develop and use individualized strategies for expanding vocabulary
Apply critical thinking skills to a variety of text types
Compare and synthesize information from different written sources 


Placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of ESOL 0042.

Pre/Co-requisites: Completion of ESOL 0043 or exemption.