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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

REA 091 - Reading Improvement II

4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Development of reading strategies. Includes vocabulary comprehension, study strategies, metacognition, information literacy, and community of readers.

Prerequisite(s): ESL 088RV  or REA 081  or ACL 080   or required score on the Reading assessment test.
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of eight credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply a strategic approach to the development of academic and personal vocabulary.
  2. Demonstrate analytical and evaluative comprehension through text analysis.
  3. Develop a variety of study strategies and apply them to content area texts.
  4. Develop, analyze, and apply metacognitive (reading/thinking) process and attitudes toward reading.
  5. Locate, access and use needed information.
  6. Participate in a community of readers.

  1. Vocabulary
    1. Strategies for unfamiliar words
    2. Strategies for learning new words, new definitions, and new concepts
    3. Strategies for developing a working vocabulary
  2. Comprehension
    1. Comprehension of text at a literal level
    2. Comprehension of text at an interpretive level
      1. Noting similarities and differences among ideas
      2. Making inferences and drawing conclusions
      3. Explaining figurative language
    3. Comprehension of text at a critical level
      1. Analyzing author’s argument
      2. Evaluating credibility, accuracy, and reliability of sources of information
      3. Making personal connections and expressing personal opinions in relation to the text
  3. Study Strategies
    1. College support services to enhance academic performance
    2. Reading/studying strategies
      1. Utilizing strategies before reading/studying
      2. Utilizing strategies during reading/studying
      3. Utilizing strategies after reading/studying
      4. Narrative, informational, and college textbooks
  4. Metacognition
    1. Knowledge of self as learner
    2. Knowledge of tasks for college level narrative textbooks, informational textbooks, and college textbooks
    3. Knowledge of strategies for college level narrative textbooks, informational textbooks, and college textbooks
  5. Information Literacy
    1. Library research procedures
    2. Data base usage
    3. Evaluative criteria
  6. Community of Readers
    1. Reading as a catalyst for exchange of ideas
    2. Acknowledge diverse points of view