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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

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2022-2023 Catalog 
    Jun 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RDG 095 - Reading Strategies for College Success

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement test. 
(3 Credits)
Teaching reading as a process is a major focus of this course. Before, during, and after reading strategies will be taught and applied to various types of text and genres students encounter when reading for academic purposes. College reading skills such as determining purpose(s) for reading, identifying main ideas and supporting details at the paragraph and whole text level, identifying and following the author’s argument and/ or point of view, determining text sourcing validity and credibility, using context to determine the meaning of unknown words, and identifying and following organizational patterns within text. Finally, critical thinking skills will be developed throughout the semester as the course will require working collaboratively with others to explore strategies for self-monitoring, note-taking, and time management. Metacognition will also be a focus as students will be encouraged to develop an awareness of their own thinking and learning by participating in reading conferences and module reflections while using appropriate language for meaningful discussion of reading processes and practices at the college level.  Varying digital textbook access fee included. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

Semesters Offered: All Terms, All Years.

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