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. The 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. Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the Reading Placement Test.

RED 0900. Basic Reading II. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to enhance student knowledge of word analysis, vocabulary, comprehension, digital literacy and academic honesty. 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 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, 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.