RDG 090 College Reading and Learning Strategies

This competency-based course is designed to improve students' critical reading, thinking and learning strategies.  Emphasis is placed on the critical reading skills necessary to understand complex college textbook materials: to identify main ideas and supporting details, make inferences, draw conclusions, appreciate figurative language, and analyze and synthesize information.  As part of the final evaluation of RDG 090, students must demonstrate competency on a college reading test before enrolling in courses requiring higher order reading skills.  Prerequisite: C- or better in RDG 080 or appropriate score on the college's placement test; ESL students may substitute ESL 123 for RDG 080.  Three class hours a week.  Instructional Support Fee applies.  Fall, Spring, Summer. 

RDG 090 credit cannot be applied toward a degree.  Grade points earned in this course will NOT be included permanently in the cumulative GPA.  Grade points earned in this course WILL be included permanently in the cumulative SPI.

3 credits
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