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DVS 070 - College Reading 1

Credits: 4
4 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Reading placement test
Co-requisites: DVS 060  

This course provides instruction in basic comprehension and vocabulary skills. Students develop awareness of themselves as readers by employing metacognitive strategies. Additionally, students learn to identify and utilize organizational patterns and apply critical reading skills in making judgments about texts. DVS 070 will normally be followed by DVS 101  unless the student’s progress has been so accelerated in DVS 070 that the department advises against a subsequent course.

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. Apply metacognitive strategies essential to reading comprehension and recall.
  2. Identify context clues, word roots and reference materials to increase vocabulary.
  3. Use organizational patterns of writing for note taking and recalling main ideas and supporting details from various texts.
  4. Demonstrate critical thinking and critical reading skills while reading textbooks, supplemental selections and articles.
Listed Topics
  1. Metacognitive strategies
  2. Active reading strategies
  3. Vocabulary development
  4. Patterns of organization and transitions
  5. Literal and critical levels of reading
Reference Materials
Current recognized texts, handouts, videos, study sheets, reading enrichment programs, multi-media, reading laboratory materials, computer laboratory, library and adaptive software.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Communication
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 10/22/2020

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