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Successful College Reading
Course: RDG100

First Term: 2024 Spring
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Emphasis on reading study strategies for any introductory class in any subject area. Introduction to Learning Management System (LMS), how to successfully read course textbooks and assessments, how to navigate information technology and development of academic vocabulary.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Navigate college Learning Management System (LMS) to succeed in web-enhanced, hybrid, and online classes. (I)
2. Apply word meaning strategies to maximize comprehension. (II)
3. Create study tools when identifying the patterns of organizations in college level material. (III)
4. Apply study reading strategies to college level material. (IV)
5. Interpret and integrate information from graphics and text to understand, analyze, and evaluate written materials. (V)
6. Create usable notes in order to synthesize information from class lectures and college level reading material. (VI)
7. Determine main ideas, central points, and supporting details in college level material. (VII)
8. Effectively employ skills and strategies to use in the preparation for, reading, and taking of class exams. (VIII)
9. Determine audience, purpose, and tone in selected readings. (IX)
10. Determine true fact and false fact (appearance of fact) from opinion in college level text and Internet websites. (X)
11. Infer meanings from context in various types of college level text selections. (XI)
12. Gather, evaluate, and utilize internet and database resources for coursework. (XII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. College web resources
   A. Learning Management System
   B. Publisher web resources
II. Word meaning strategies
   A. Context clues
   B. Structural analysis
   C. Dictionary
III. Patterns of organization
   A. Classify
   B. Sequence
   C. Describe
   D. Compare/Contrast
   E. Cause/Effect
   F. Study tools
      1. Charts
      2. Maps
      3. Manipulatives
      4. Visual representatives
      5. Summarizing
IV. Chapter mastery for college level text used for coursework
   A. Outline textbook
   B. Databases
   C. Empirical articles
   D. Text Structure
V. Graphics related to written college level text
   A. Graphs
   B. Charts
   C. Diagrams
   D. Geographic maps
   E. Other
VI. Synthesize and organize notes for comprehensive course utilization
   A. Mapping
   B. Charting
   C. Annotating
   D. Summarizing
   E. Paraphrasing
   F. Other
VII. Analysis of paragraphs and longer materials
   A. Main ideas - implied / stated
   B. Details
      1. Major
      2. Minor
VIII. Exams
   A. Preparation
      1. Objective exams
      2. Essay exams
   B. Reading and taking
      1. Objective exams
      2. Essay exams
IX. Literacy strategies
   A. Audience
   B. Purpose
   C. Tone
   D. Bias
X. Characteristics of fact and opinion
   A. True facts
   B. False facts (appearance of fact)
   C. Validity
   D. Types of opinions
      1. Personal
      2. Informed
      3. Expert
XI. Inference (infer meaning)
   A. Textbook
   B. Internet sources
   C. Trade books
   D. Library databases articles
   E. Other
XII. Library Use
   A. Internet and database resources
      1. Gather
      2. Evaluate
      3. Utilize
   B. Information search and retrieval strategies for courses in another content area
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