READING TECHNIQUES

  • Program: English
  • Course: Reading Techniques
  • Course #: ENGL0901
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed for students who need to improve basic reading skills necessary for success in college course work. Reading Techniques will focus on the development of vocabulary strategies and literal comprehension techniques.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Manage the college reading process
Develop test taking skills for objective tests in the academic and technical college setting
Apply text marking techniques to academic and technical readings
Develop skimming and scanning techniques for academic and technical readings
Determine word meaning from context clues in academic and technical readings
Detect academic and technical word meaning from word parts
Identify dictionary meaning that matches context within academic and technical vocabulary
Expand general, academic and technical vocabulary including figurative and connotative meanings
Identify implied and stated main ideas in academic and technical material
Identify details in academic and technical material
Identify patterns of organization in academic and technical material
Categorize transitions in academic and technical material

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ESOL0821, ESOL0822 and ESOL0823. Basic computer literacy skills required
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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