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DVS 101 - College Reading 2

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: DVS 070  (minimum grade “C”) or successful placement

This course emphasizes the application of study and reading strategies that are initially presented in College Reading 1. Students are required to apply various study and reading strategies in understanding textbook and supplementary readings. They are also taught the significance of experiential background for reading comprehension and the importance of identifying and responding to the author’s purpose for writing. Students are encouraged to see reading, writing, and study as interconnected, interactive processes.

Students must earn a “C” grade or better to register for the next course in this discipline or to use this course as a prerequisite for a course in another discipline.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Employ a systematic approach to textbook study.
  2. Apply the metacognitive process to reading and studying.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to utilize the college library.
  4. Expand vocabulary skills.
Listed Topics
  1. Metacognitive strategies
  • Interactive reading
  • Monitoring comprehension
  • Responding to author’s purpose

    2.  Refining study skills

  • Reading texts and essays
  • Developing memory techniques
  • Developing rehearsal strategies
  • Expanding vocabulary skills

    3.  Problem-solving view of reading

  • Determining questions/problems
  • Establishing a process for solving problems/questions
  • Evaluating results

    4.  Library skills

  • Utilizing library databases
  • Collecting and synthesizing information
Reference Materials
Current recognized texts, transparencies, handouts, videos. Study sheets, reading enrichment programs and multimedia.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/21/2008

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