2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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READ 099 Reading for College (5 credits)

Prerequisite Placement assessment.

Course Description
Transition to college-level reading through developing a variety of reading skills for academic and career purposes as well as personal enrichment.

Course Content
1. Word uses and relationships
2. College reading comprehension strategies
3. Readings from a variety of texts, including literature, long-form articles, opinion editorials, complex charts and graphs, and selections from textbooks across disciplines
4. Summaries and critiques of reading
5. Metacognitive usage (reading process analysis)

Student Outcomes
1. Use context clues and word structures to identify word meanings and develop reading fluency

2. Purposefully use a range of strategies (visualizing, predicting, clarifying, questioning, paraphrasing, connecting, etc.)

3. Use “Think Aloud,” “Talk to the Text,” and other Reading Apprenticeship (RA) routines to strategically solve reading problems

4. Apply RA routines to texts from other courses

5. Identify thesis statements, central points, assertions, and arguments in texts

6. Identify conventions and formatting in order to analyze various texts

7. Draw inferences and conclusions based on textual evidence

8. Summarize central points

9. Set a purpose for reading and adjust strategies accordingly

10. Summarize and critique the content of various texts

11. Adjust reading process by reflecting in writing on his or her own reading strategies

12. Recognize rhetorical situations and evaluate arguments and other forms of persuasion

13. Use metacognitive awareness in order to discuss and monitor thinking and problem-solving processes

Degree Outcomes
Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking: Graduates will evaluate, analyze, synthesize, and generate ideas; construct informed, meaningful, and justifiable conclusions; and process feelings, beliefs, biases, strengths, and weaknesses as they relate to their thinking, decisions, and creations.

Lecture Contact Hours 50
Lab Contact Hours 0
Clinical Contact Hours 0
Total Contact Hours 50

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