2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 06, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ENG 085 - College Literacy Skills

Description: Introduction to college-level reading skills with emphasis on developing vocabulary, using adaptive reading strategies, recognizing organizational patterns, identifying main ideas and supporting details, and analyzing for comprehension.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the reading skills assessment.

Credits: 4
Lecture: 4
Course Content:
  1. Vocabulary development 
  2. Organizational patterns 
  3. Main ideas and supporting details 
  4. Summarizing 
  5. Reading rate and strategies 
  6. Critical reading for purpose, tone, and bias 
  7. Critical reading for fact and opinion, inferences and conclusion 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Employ various strategies to define vocabulary, including context, word parts, and dictionary use. (1) 
  2. Identify organizational patterns in reading. (2) 
  3. Identify main ideas and major and minor supporting details in readings. (3) 
  4. Write effective summaries. (4) 
  5. Apply appropriate reading rates and strategies for college-level material. (5) 
  6. Identify author's purpose, tone, and bias. (6) 
  7. Distinguish between fact and opinion and logical inferences and conclusions. (7)