Reading

The Reading program is designed to prepare students for degree applicable courses, including English 1A. Students are placed in these courses according to their placement test scores.


One level below transfer:

English 126: Reading Skills for College: 4 units, 4 lecture hours. Students’ basic reading skills are developed into college-level proficiencies in vocabulary usage, literal comprehension, and analytical and critical comprehension. Various reading and reporting strategies are developed and improved for different styles of academic writing. Instruction emphasizes reading as a problem-solving process. This course should be taken in a student's first or second semester. Students are recommended to take this course concurrently with a composition course (English 125 or English 252).

Accelerated course combining the requirement for English 262 and 126 into one semester:

English 128: Accelerated Reading: 5 units, 5 lecture hours. Students' basic reading skills are developed into college-level proficiencies in academic vocabulary skills, literal comprehension, and analytical and critical comprehension. Various reading and reporting strategies are developed and improved for different styles of academic writing. Instruction emphasizes reading as a problem-solving process. This course is not intended for students who have taken English 262 or English 126.

Two levels below transfer:

English 262: Reading Improvement: 5 units, 5 lecture hours. Students' basic reading skills are developed into pre-collegiate proficiencies in vocabulary usage, literal comprehension, and analytical reading skills. Students develop reading and reporting strategies for different types of academic writing. This course should be taken in a student's first or second semester. This course prepares students for English 126. Students are recommended to take this course concurrently with a composition course (English 125 or English 252).

Three levels below transfer:

English 260: Basic Reading: 5 units, 5 lecture hours. Students' basic reading skills are developed in vocabulary usage, literal comprehension, and analytical and critical comprehension. Various reading and reporting strategies are developed and improved for different styles of academic writing. Instruction emphasizes reading as problem-solving process. This course should be taken in a student's first or second semester. This course prepares students for English 262.



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