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Successful College Reading - Taking College Exams with Success
Course: RDG100AC

First Term: 2016 Spring
Lecture   1 Credit(s)   1 Period(s)   1 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Emphasis on successful lecture notetaking and synthesis of information, studying skills and strategies, types of exams, and exam taking strategies for success in any college introductory class.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Create usable lecture notes. (I)
2. Synthesize textbook information and lecture material. (I)
3. Create strategies to prepare for and take exams. (II)
4. Effectively employ content area vocabulary. (III)
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. Lecture Notes
   A. Listening skills
   B. Notetaking systems
   C. Studying from notes
   D. Synthesizing lecture, activity, and textbook material
II. Exams
   A. Preparing for exams
      1. Objective exams
      2. Essay exams
   B. Taking exams
      1. Objective exams
      2. Essay exams
III. Content Area Vocabulary
   A. Vocabulary memory systems
   B. Vocabulary Journals
   C. Academic vocabulary development
   D. Other

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 8, 2015

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.