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DVS 103 - Adv College Rdg & Study Skills

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Reading placement test

This course develops the specific college reading skills and learning strategies which will enable the student to read academic texts efficiently, effectively and independently. The course emphasis is on the transfer and practical application of comprehension, critical thinking, vocabulary and study skills to college-level text material.

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. Utilize a metacognitive approach to learning.
  2. Employ strategies for negotiating a textbook.
  3. Apply the academic strategies of note-taking, test-taking, and memory techniques which are associated with effective study.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to utilize the college library.
  5. Exhibit critical reading and thinking skills
Listed Topics
  1. Metacognitive strategies
  • Interactive reading
  • Monitoring comprehension
  • Responding to author’s purpose

    2.  Academic strategies

  • Learning Styles
  • Study Systems
  • Memory Techniques
  • Test Taking
  • Methods of Organizing Textbook Information
  • College Library Skills
  • Time management

    3.  Critical/Reasoning skills

 Reference Materials
Current recognized texts, transparencies, handouts, videos. Study sheets, internet resources and multimedia.

Approved By: Murphy, Michael Date Approved: 03/04/2008

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