May 22, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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RD 90 - College Reading

4 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): Designated placement as shown on current indicator chart or permission of Instructor.

Course Description: Improves reading and vocabulary skills by developing specific reading strategies and analytical skills as well as by expanding basic background knowledge that will lead to proficiency in students’ college coursework. Skills to be developed include comprehension, flexibility, critical thinking, graphic illustrations, and the use of library resources. Selections, which are excerpts from current college textbooks and a variety of sources, enable the student to further develop the background knowledge and vocabulary necessary to effectively read college-level material. The course also addresses work-related literacies such as creative and critical thinking, following written and oral instructions, collaboration, and communication skills. Course is graded on a pass/no pass basis.

The course is non-transferable.

Course Level: Postsecondary Remedial

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • CLO#1: Use reading skills and strategies to comprehend a variety of textual materials in academic, work, community, and family settings. (ILO: Communication)
  • CLO#2: Develop and increase vocabulary and analytical skills in college course work.

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