DVS 101 - College Reading 2
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. The significance of experiential background for reading comprehension and the importance of identifying and responding to the author’s purpose for writing are emphasized. Students are encouraged to see reading, writing, and study as interconnected, interactive processes.
Students must earn a “C” grade or better to use this course as a prerequisite.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Apply metacognitive comprehension and study strategies to college-level texts.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and critical reading skills with college-level texts.
- Utilize text features, structure, and organizational patterns to support comprehension.
- Employ vocabulary strategies, including structural analysis, context clues, and the use of reference materials.
- Evaluate information sources and content using library resources.
- Metacognitive strategies
- Monitoring comprehension
- Active reading techniques
- Refining study skills
- Vocabulary enhancement
- Problem-solving view of reading
- Information literacy skills
- Summarizing and reflecting through writing
Current recognized texts, handouts, videos, study sheets, reading enrichment programs, multi-media, reading laboratory, 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:
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 01/02/2020
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
- Information Literacy
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