Reading

Courses

RED 0800. Basic Reading I. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to help students build a foundation of basic word analysis, vocabulary, and reading skills. Students will be introduced to various study strategies to promote academic success. This review course will build on students' strengths and is recommended for students who need an intensive review of the basic reading skills necessary for successful comprehension. IVCC college credit is awarded, but no transferable college credit. The course is evaluated by a letter grading system; however, it is not calculated into the GPA. Students must earn 80 percent of the total points available to pass the course. Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the Accuplacer Reading Test.

RED 0900. Basic Reading II. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to enhance student knowledge of word analysis, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. It explores and practices critical reading and thinking. Students will be introduced to study and test-taking strategies that promote academic success. This course builds on students' strengths and is for those who need greater efficiency in the reading skills necessary for academic success. IVCC college credit is awarded, but no transferable college credit. The course is evaluated by a letter grading system; however, it is not calculated into the GPA. Students must complete the course with a "C" or higher to satisfy the requirement for Basic Reading II. Students must earn 80 percent of the total points available to pass the course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Basic Reading I or appropriate score on the Accuplacer Reading Test.

RED 0904. Reading Rate & Comprehension. 1 hr.

Increasing the accuracy and understanding of text reading is the focus of this course. Practice in identifying main ideas, supporting details and organizational structure will be stressed along with critical reading and thinking skills. An opportunity will be given to increase reading rate. Instruction is presented via a number of learning modalities: books, computer programs, and videos. The pass/fail grade is not computed in graduation GPA. This open-entry, open-exit course is not awarded college credit. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.

RED 0905. Reading/Writing Technical Documents. 1 hr.

This course has a twofold purpose: to receive instruction and practice in reading and in writing technical documents. Strategies for learning vocabulary associated with a technical field, reading charts and graphs and general reading comprehension will be emphasized as well as writing business letters, memos and reports. Direct application will be made to the student's technical textbooks. Instruction is presented via a number of learning modalities: books, computer programs, audio tapes and videos. This open-entry, open-exit course earns a pass/fail grade which is not computed in the graduation GPA.

RED 0906. Spelling. 1 hr.

The open-entry, open-exit individualized course is designed for the student who needs assistance in spelling. Topics include basic spelling rules, memory gimmicks, proofreading, and spelling tools. The specific needs of the student are determined through testing, referrals from instructors, and the student's instructional program. Sixteen hours of class attendance are rquired, and the pass/fail grade does not count in the student's GPA. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.

RED 1008. Power Reading. 3 hrs.

Power Reading develops college reading efficiency by strengthening inferential comprehension, vocabulary depth, and reading rate. Students will actively analyze a best-seller, explore, current issues, sharpen skills by reading selections from a variety of disciplines, and engage in roundtable discussions, PowerPoint presentations, written summaries, and computer research. This course is offered in the classroom format. IVCC and transferable college credit are awarded. Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the Accuplacer Reading Test, consent of the instructor, or successful completion of RED 0900 or the RED 0910, RED 0911 and RED 0912 series.