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 0810. Basic Reading I, Module 1. 1 hr.

Basic Reading I, Module 1 introduces the student to basic vocabulary building techniques, study skills and reading comprehension skills. It is the first in a series of three modules which satisfies the Basic Reading 1 requirement. Students work independently receiving individualized and computer-aided instruction. This course is intended for those who need an intensive review of the basic reading skills necessary for successful comprehension. No transferable credit is awarded. It is evaluated on a letter grading system, but the grade is not calculated into the GPA. Students must successfully complete the course with a grade of "C" or higher to satisfy the requirements for Basic Reading I. Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the Accuplacer Reading Placement Test. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.

RED 0811. Basic Reading I, Module 2. 1 hr.

Basic Reading I, Module 2 continues the study of basic vocabulary building techniques, study skills, and reading comprehension skills. It is the second in a series of three modules which satisfy the Basic Reading I requirement. Students work independently receiving individualized and computer-aided instruction. The course is intended for those who need an intensive review of the basic reading skills necessary for successful comprehension. No transferable credit is awarded. It is evaluated on a letter grading system, but the grade is not calculated into the GPA. Students must successfully complete the course with a grade of "C" or higher to satisfy the requirements for Basic Reading I. Prerequisite: Successful completion of RED 0810. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.

RED 0812. Basic Reading I, Module 3. 1 hr.

Basic Reading I, Module 3 continues the study of basic vocabulary building techniques, study skills, and reading comprehension skills. It is the third in a series of three modular courses which satisfy the Basic Reading I requirement. Students work independently receiving individualized and computer-aided instruction. This course is intended for those who need an intensive review of the basic reading skills necessary for successful comprehension. No transferable credit is awarded. It is evaluated on a letter grading system, but the grade is not calculated into the GPA. Students must successfully complete the course with a grade of "C" or higher to satisfy the requirements for Basic Reading I. Prerequisite: Successful completion of RED 0811. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.

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 0901. Vocabulary. 1 hr.

This open-entry, open-exit, individualized course is designed for students who wish to improve their vocabulary. Students have the option of reviewing a variety of topics: prefixes, suffixes, roots, context clues, and specialized vocabulary. Sixteen hours of class attendance are required, and the pass/fail grade does not count in the student's GPA. No college credit is awarded for this course. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.

RED 0907. Motivation and Planning. 1 hr.

The student will inventory and evaluate his/her personal learning style, motivational strategies and time management skills. The student will develop a daily time plan, write personal and educational goals and learn ways to be self-motivated. Instruction is presented via a number of learning modalities, such as books and videos. 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 0910. Basic Reading II, Module I. 1 hr.

Basic Reading II, Module I is designed to enhance the student's knowledge of word analysis, vocabulary development, study skills, and comprehension, digital literacy, and academic honesty. It is the first in a series of three modules that satisfy the Basic Reading II requirements. Students work independently receiving individualized and computer-aided instruction. Module I earns one hour of Illinois Valley Community College credit. It is not figured into the GPA and is evaluated on a letter grading system. All three modules, RED 0910, RED 0911, and RED 0912, must be successfully completed with a grade of "C" or higher in order to satisfy the requirements for Basic Reading II. Successful completion of RED 0910, RED 0911, and RED 0912 also satisfies the prerequisite reading requirement for ENG 1001 and ENG 1205. Prerequisite: Successful completion of RED 0800 or the RED 0810, 0811, and 0812 series or appropriate on the Accuplacer Reading Placement Test. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.

RED 0911. Basic Reading II, Module II. 1 hr.

Basic Reading II, Module II continues the development of vocabulary, study skills, digital literacy, and academic honesty. Emphasis is placed on comprehension development: signal words, organizational patterns, references, drawing conclusions, analysis, and data interpretation. It is the second module in a series of three modules that satisfy the Basic Reading II requirements. Students work independently receiving individualized and computer-aided instruction. Module II earns one hour of Illinois Valley Community College credit. It is not figured into the GPA and is evaluated on a letter grading system. All three modules, RED 0910, RED 0911, and RED 0912, must be successfully completed with a grade of "C" or higher in order to satisfy the requirements for Basic Reading II. Successful completion of RED 0910, RED 0911, and RED 0912 also satisfies the prerequisite reading requirement for ENG 1001 and ENG 1205. Prerequisite: Successful completion of RED 0910. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.

RED 0912. Basic Reading II, Module III. 1 hr.

Basic Reading II, Module III includes exploration and practice in the areas of critical reading and thinking skills, digital literacy, and academic honesty. Emphasis is placed on the application of those skills to academic life. It is the third in a series of three modules that satisfy the Basic Reading II requirements. Students work independently receiving individualized and computer-aided instruction. Module III earns one hour of Illinois Valley Community College credit. It is not figured into the GPA and is evaluated on a letter grading system. All three modules, RED 0910, RED 0911, and RED 0912, must be successfully completed in order to satisfy the requirements for Basic Reading II. Successful completion of RED 0910, RED 0911, and RED 0912 also satisfies the prerequistie reading requirement for ENG 1001 and ENG 1205. Prerequisite: Successful completion of RED 0911. 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.