Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Jun 24, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ABED 045 Reading Improvement

5 credits
An introductory Adult Basic Education reading skills class where students will focus on the sentence, including basic sentence types, usage, and punctuation. Students will practice writing sentences that relate to the same topic, which will be used to lead the student into the development of paragraphs that are unified under a topic and a thesis sentence.

Prerequisites: Equivalent placement score or instructor permission.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Analyze what is required for effective reading in program choices
  • Use context clues and structural analysis
  • Use the dictionary
  • Use the elements of a textbook (graphics, index, contents)
  • Summarize main ideas
  • Analyze structure-organizational pattern and details
  • Draw inferences and make judgments
  • Demonstrate comprehension by answering written and oral questions
  • Identify preferred learning style
  • Organize time and materials
  • Practice speed reading