The Academic Foundations Reading area has as its goal to empower students with the reading and thinking ability essential to their success in college learning environments. All courses blend individualized and collaborative work as students learn to read college materials with deeper comprehension and increased efficiency, marking texts, taking notes and summarizing ideas. The reading and writing connection is emphasized in each course.
Offered in this area are the following courses:
Course is designed to allow students to develop basic reading skills with an emphasis on strategies to learn new vocabulary, find main ideas, analyze paragraph structures, and write summaries. Course will prepare students to move into DVD 064, Fundamentals of Reading.
Develop reading skills with an emphasis on strategies to acquire vocabulary, recognition of main ideas and supporting details, general comprehension of paragraphs and articles, and oral and written summaries.
Through individual and collaborative activities, course will prepare students for college level reading and will introduce basic critical reading and thinking strategies and a variety of study skills that promote student development and achievement.