COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
ENG 005 Reading Improvement II (5 cr.)
Helps students read critically and increase appreciation of reading. Guides students in
making inferences, drawing conclusions, detecting relationships between generations and
supporting details. Includes interpreting graphic aids and library skills. Lecture 5 hours
General Course Purpose
ENG 005 is designed to help all students to improve their reading skills.
Entry Level Competencies
Admittance to the college or reading skill level equivalent to completion of ENG 04.
To improve the student's proficiency in reading to a level which would allow the student
to function adequately in college level courses.
Goals and Objectives for Developmental Reading Courses
Major Topics to be Included
Recognizing paragraph structure
How to read for retention
How to use the dictionary
How to understand graphic materials
Outline college level material
Paraphrase text into notes (not plagiarizing)
Demonstrate test-taking ability from notes
Learning to abbreviate in notes
Reading Rate Development
Awareness and correction of poor reading habits
Awareness of the need for flexibility of reading