ENGL 089 Preparation for College Reading • 5 Cr.
Develops skills for students with reading assessment scores at grade levels of 11 to 12. Students develop strategies for effective reading and critical analysis of textbook readings with emphasis on discipline differences. Coordinated with parallel reading lab sections that emphasize acquisition of vocabulary and development of literal and inferential comprehension skills. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Mechanics of Reading: Improve range of vocabulary, comprehension of main idea, inference skills, and speed.
- Metacognitive Awareness: Develop more awareness of their own reading styles as active readers, greater ability to motivate selves and activate schema, and more options for approaching texts.