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Syllabus(28) - eSyllabus Palo Alto College Course READ0303...

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eSyllabus Palo Alto College READ0303 014 2012 Spring Course: Section: Term: LERMA, DIANE 2104863263 [email protected] Nueces Hall - 103 College Reading and Critical Thinking 79843 3 1 Department: Instructor: Phone: Email: OfficeLocation: Course Title: CRN: Lec. Hrs. per wk: Lab. Hrs. per wk: Credit Hours: This course is designed for students who need to improve reading effectiveness with college-level textbooks. Skills emphasizing terminology, structure, and content of general academic and technical subject matter are taught. Such skills as finding the main idea, writer’s intent and organization of ideas are introduced and reviewed. Strong emphasis is placed on study skills. Notetaking, outlining, summarizing are components of the course. Instruction in critical reading and higher order thinking skills are refined. Reading lab may supplement class instruction. Semester Hours: (3-3-1) Course Description (e-catalog): Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302 PREREQUISITES, CO-REQUISITES and OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Reading Across the Disciplines, Kathleen McWhorter, 5th Edition Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom TEXTBOOKS (including ISBN#) and REQUIRED MATERIALS/RECOMMENDED READING: Vocabulary, Critical Thinking, Main Idea, Inference, Active Learning, Improving Reading Rate and Organizing Ideas. This course prepares for ENGL 1301 in Flex II. Students will learn how to paraphrase, summarize, identify thesis statements and recognize tone. COURSE CONTENT: Upon completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate that they are prepared to read at college level by: 1. determining word meaning in context and word parts 2. understanding stated and implied main ideas, identifying writer’s purpose, draw conclusions 3. differentiating arguments from statements 4. evaluating graphic data 5. applying study skills to reading assignments 6. assessing credibility or objectivity of the writer STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES / PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: Exams 25% Lab 20% Book Discussion 20% Final Exam 20% METHODS OF MEASUREMENT (grade requirements): 2/22/2012 Page 1 of 5
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Palo Alto College READ0303 014 2012 Spring Course: Section: Term: STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES: A. Attendance: Effective Spring Term 2010, student absences will be recorded from the first day the class meets. Regular and punctual attendance in all classes and laboratories, day and evening, is required. Students
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