RDG 095 Reading Skills Improvement is a course designed for students who need to improve their understanding of written expression. The focus of the course is on higher-level comprehension and vocabulary skills.
Students will learn how to:
- Be an active and engaged reader
- Actually remember what they read
- Increase reading speed
- Expand their vocabulary
- Become a critical thinker
- Find empowerment through reading
As part of this course, your instructor will provide you with pre-reading, reading, note-taking and studying strategies. In addition, you will also go beyond comprehending the main points of a text, and strengthen your academic reading skills by recognizing supporting details and the organizational pattern of a text.
This course will help you to see connections between what and how you read in this course and in other courses. Moreover, reading can help you to make sense of your experiences and of your life by providing you with connections between yourself and your larger community. In this course, you will read and participate in lively and intellectually challenging discussions about topics that affect you and events that are taking place around you. This response to reading and exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of the true college experience and, after completing this course, you will be a better-prepared student and citizen. This course will enable you to succeed in academic reading comprehension.