Reading (RDG)


Course Information Cr Hrs
RDG-040 Reading Comprehension

Students will be actively engaged with a tutor in an individualized program that will build vocabulary, increase comprehension, and make reading easier and more enjoyable. Progress will be measured through pre- and post-testing, completion of coursework, and tutor observation. If students complete this course but still are not reading at a 12th grade level, they may retake RDG 040. 

RDG-045 Introduction to College Reading I

This course prepares the student to enter Reading 050 by focusing on the reading process.  Students will be introduced to basic vocabulary development, reading strategies and patterns of organization necessary to successful college reading comprehension.  Students review the reading process through reading activities and practice. 

 Prerequisite: Grade of "NC" or better in RDG-040 or equivalent, or satisfactory score on Reading placement test.
RDG-050 Introduction to College Reading II

This course helps students develop college reading skills.  By developing critical reading strategies for specific college courses students will be able to meet the reading demands of college-level courses.  Critical reading and thinking, vocabulary development, literal and critical comprehension and organization of written material will be stressed.

 Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the reading placement assessment, or completion of RDG-045 with a grade of "NC" or better and satisfactory score on RDG-045 exit assessment.
RDG-100 College Vocabulary

This course is designed for students who want to expand their college level vocabulary skills through the study of word origins and word parts including prefixes, roots, suffixes and word families. Students will be introduced to vocabulary essential to understanding basic concepts required in general education courses. Students will be assisted in expanding their word comprehension. This course is self-paced. An instructor in the Speckman Tutoring & Learning Center will assist students in their course of study on a flexible schedule. Enrollment in this course is open until midterm.


RDG-105 College Learning Strategies

This course teaches strategies that will help students succeed in college course work. Students will develop personal learning strategies for various courses. Topics include comprehending college material, integrating new information with prior knowledge for memory and evaluating written material. The relationship between reading and writing is emphasized. Concurrent enrollment in a 100 level or above course is recommended.

RDG-106 Technical Reading

Students will work on comprehending and applying critical reading and thinking to occupational and workplace literature. Topics will include reading workplace materials including manuals, memos, letters, reports, proposals and graphs, charts and tables. Textbook reading, test taking and vocabulary strategies for technical coursework will also be taught.