Developmental Reading (Combined)

Course Code: REA0019

Credit Hours: 3 (non-college credit)

Effective beginning: 2021-22


Course Description:
This course is designed to improve general study skills: reading comprehension, listening, note-taking, and question-answering. Non-exempt students must make a grade of “C” or higher in this course before advancing to ENC 1101.

Course Details


Placement scores on ACT: 0-18; PERT: 84-105; or SAT 260-430




Required textbooks/ course materials:

Textbooks are not required.



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

REA 0019 is not a General Education core course.

The purpose of the communications area in the core curriculum is to enable the student to read critically and communicate effectively in clear and correct English.

C-1     Demonstrate the writing process through various formats using the conventions of Standard American English.

C-2     Use rhetorical modes effectively in written and oral communication.

C-3     Illustrate critical thinking in writing or oral communication.

C-4     Construct a documented essay using research and technology skills.

C-5     Analyze universal human experiences when reading and writing.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Identify the topic and stated/implied main idea in a multi-paragraph selection in print and online.

Identify specific information in a multi-paragraph selection.

Distinguish between major and minor details in a multi-paragraph selection.

Analyze the author’s primary purpose.

Analyze the author’s tone and support with examples, including denotative, connotative meanings, and figurative language.

Evaluate the author’s use of facts and opinions.

Determine the primary and secondary patterns of organization for a paragraph and multi-paragraph selection.

Identify the transition words that are associated with each pattern.

Identify relationships between and/or within sentences.

Detect bias.

Use contextual clues and structural analysis to clarify meanings and broaden academic vocabulary.

Identify and use contextual clues to determine the meanings of words.


Homework, Unit Tests, Final Exam


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The student will:
Read all material assigned in the syllabus unless otherwise indicated by the instructor.
Work on his or her areas of weakness. The instructor may assign special work to help the student eliminate any weaknesses.

Obtain a passing score on pop quizzes, weekly quizzes, exercise, and/or announced tests. Assignments turned in late will be docked five points for each day late, unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.

The instructor will:
Conduct class in an orderly and efficient manner. All of each class period will be composed of a recognizable part of the subject matter of the course, relating to one or more the course objectives. The instructor is expected to be the expert on this content of the course and is further expected to assist the student in mastering this content. In order to do this, the instructor will discuss the assigned material and will carefully evaluate all written or oral work used in determining grades.


College-wide policies and resources

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