CAR 102 Academic Reading
Units: 3.0 Class Hours: 54.0 Lecture
Introduces a repertoire of reading strategies aimed at preparing students for comprehension of complex college-level reading material. Advanced reading strategies provide the foundation for the development of critical reading and the recognition of patterns of academic thought. Reading strategies for specific disciplines, including the social sciences, business, humanities and the arts, mathematics and the natural sciences are presented.
Student Learning Outcomes
Identify the meanings of unfamiliar words, in textbook reading material, via structural analysis and contextual clues.
Analyze and outline paragraphs from higher-level texts, identifying the main idea as well as major and minor details.
Analyze clues from higher-level text and graphics to make inferences.
Read critically to distinguish between fact and opinion.
Utilize transitional words and phrases to identify thought patterns in higher-level text, including problem/solution, classification, spatial order, etc.
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