Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Effective College Reading

 Title Abbreviation:   EFFECTIVE COLLEGE READ

 Department:    READ

 Course #:    107

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    230101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

For average and better readers to develop strategies to improve comprehension and retention, critical analysis, vocabulary, and reading rate flexibility.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Through a variety of learning approaches including computer-aided instruction, students will be able to:
    • Develop metacognition strategies
    • Use rate flexibility techniques
    • Apply advanced vocabulary skills
    • Located main ideas and supporting details
    • Apply study-reading stategies to appropriate text
    • Distinguish levels of language
    • Recognize author purpose, bias, and tone
    • Demonstrate the ability to imagine what someone else might experience, especially through fiction

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Components of the reading process
  2. Characteristics of successful readers
  3. Metacognitive awareness
  4. Rate flexibility techniques
  5. Advanced vocabulary skills
  6. Main idea and supporting detail identification
  7. Study-reading strategies
  8. Literal, figurative, and inferential levels of language
  9. Author purpose, bias and tone