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English 188

INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC READING


1-3 Units

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 188 is a reading course designed for students who lack basic skills. Various word attack skills are covered, including phonics, word analysis through the study of prefixes and word roots, and the use of context clues. Methods to improve comprehension are covered. Students are grouped into ability levels and organized into study sessions. There is extensive use of computer assisted instruction to drill vocabulary and to practice skills covered in class. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours.Prerequisite: Placement is based on a composite of test scores and academic background. English 188 must be taken prior to or concurrently with English 189. Note: This course may be taken 3 times; a maximum of 3 units may be earned.

English 190

INTERMEDIATE ACADEMIC READING


1-3 Units

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 190 is a reading course designed for students who wish to improve their college reading skills. Various textbook study methods are covered, as are memory improvement, vocabulary building through the study of prefixes and roots, and the use of context clues. Some basic word attack skills are reviewed, but the emphasis of the course is on strengthening higher level reading comprehension as well as improving critical reading. Methods to improve literal and inferential comprehension are covered. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: Placement is based on a composite of test scores and academic background. English 190 must be taken prior to or concurrently with English 191. Note: This course may be taken 3 times; a maximum of 3 units may be earned.


English 192

ADVANCED COLLEGE READING


1-3 Units

English 192 is a reading course designed for students who are generally good readers, but who wish to improve their reading speed and comprehension. Various speed reading techniques are covered, as well as vocabulary building through the study of prefixes and roots, and the use of context clues. Comprehension skills are reviewed as are the use of analogies and critical reading methods. Written book reviews and summaries are assigned. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1-3 hours. Prerequisite: Placement is based on a composite of test scores and academic background or satisfactory completion of English 190. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in English 120. Note: This course may be taken 3 times; a maximum of 3 units may be earned.
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