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DVS 103 - Advanced College Reading & 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 pass the course 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 metacognitive strategies when reading and studying college-level material.
  2. Apply critical reading and thinking strategies to texts from various disciplines.
  3. Produce notes and graphic organizers that successfully organize information from academic texts.
  4. Use vocabulary strategies to expand word knowledge and overall comprehension of college-level texts.
  5. Evaluate library resources.
Listed Topics
  1. Metacognitive strategies
  2. Academic reading and study strategies
  3. Vocabulary enhancement
  4. Information literacy skills
  5. Critical thinking and reasoning skills
  6. Responding to texts through writing
Reference Materials
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:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 01/23/2020

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