Emphasis on applying reading strategies to comprehend and retain textbook information
and perform better on academic and career-related tests. Analysis of expository writing,
including extended textbook passages, work documents, and fictional writing, essential
to proficient reading in college course and job-related reading. Additional focus
on recognition of an author's thesis, supporting details, point of view, purpose,
tone, bias, and conclusions through in-depth analysis of essays, textbook excerpts,
and book-length works. Intensive work with vocabulary and word origins. Qualifies
as preparation for READ 400.
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
TBA hours/semester: 16-18
Homework hours/semester: 80-90
Recommended: ESL 858 or appropriate skill level indicated by the Reading placement tests.