Reading Course Descriptions:

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4 College Analytical and Speed Reading
3 units
Prerequisites: English 71 or eligibility for English 256 as determined by the assessment process.
English 4 is a transfer level course (to CSUS) which assumes that the beginning student has already mastered literal understanding of sophisticated writing and also has a vocabulary level one would expect of a college level student. The course offers some practice in study reading and literal level understanding but concentrates on analysis and critical reading of college level material, both fiction and nonfiction. Students learn to interpret complex pieces of fiction and to critically analyze arguments of controversial topics. Some time is also spent on reading faster. One or more additional hours per week may be required in the Reading Lab (English 267). Check the college catalog for more information. Try the Vocabulary?

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71 Efficient Reading
3 units
Prerequisites: English 200 or eligibility for English 255 as determined by the assessment process.
English 71 is AA/AS degree applicable and focuses on becoming an efficient college reader. In addition to vocabulary development and literal comprehension skill practice, the course also offers work in learning to be an efficient reader for study purposes and becoming an effective reader of fiction at the literal and interpretive levels. Individual work in the Reading Lab (English 267) may be required by the instructor. This course may be taken twice for credit and is graded. This class is a prequisite for English 4. Check the college catalog for more information. Try the Vocabulary?

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74A College Word Power Through Fiction
1.5-1.5 units
Prerequisites: English 200 or eligibility for English 71 as determined by the assessment process.
27 hours lecture, laboratory as directed.
Much emphasis is placed on Vocabulary development for effective reading and writing. This course will serve to help students develop a large college-level vocabulary while reading novels and short stories. Individual work in the Reading Lab (English 267) may be required by the instructor. This course may be taken twice for credit and is graded A-F. English 74A combined with English 74B will meet the prerequisite for English 4. Check the college catalog for more information. Try the Vocabulary?

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74B Efficient College Reading Through Non-Fiction
1.5 - 1.5 units
Prerequisites: English 200 or eligibility for English 71 as determined by the assessment process.
27 hours lecture, laboratory as directed.
This course is for students who need to develop reading skills required to succeed in college courses. The focus will be on strategies for understanding and remembering textbooks in various disciplines including expository essays and other works of non-fiction. Individual work in the Reading Lab (English 267) may be required by the instructor. This course may be taken twice for credit and is graded A-F. English 74A combined with English 74B will meet the prerequisite for English 4. Check the college catalog for more information. Try the Vocabulary?

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200A Reading Skill Development
3 units
Prerequisites: Eligibility is determined by the assessment process.
English 200A is the first level of reading skills classes. It concentrates on basic prerequisite reading skills of word recognition, vocabulary development, and understanding the literal level of what is written. English 200A may be repeated twice for credit. It is highly recommended that students enroll in the English 267 lab at the same time they are taking English 200A. This class is a prequisite for English 200B. Check the college catalog for more information. Try the Vocabulary?

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200B Reading Skill Development
3 units
Prerequisites: Eligibility is determined by the assessment process.
English 200B is the second level of reading skills classes. It concentrates on basic prerequisite reading skills of word recognition, vocabulary development, and understanding the literal level of what is written. English 200B may be repeated twice for credit. It is highly recommended that students enroll in the English 267 lab at the same time they are taking English 200B. This class is a prequisite for English 71. Check the college catalog for more information. Try the Vocabulary?

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267 Individualized Reading Skills
27 hours laboratory for each .5 unit of credit
Prerequisites: Eligibility is determined by the Assessment Process.
English 267 is an individualized lab which gives students the opportunity for intense practice on any reading skill that they may be studying in a reading class or for students in other courses to learn to read their course texts more effectively or improve any reading skill. It has variable units and allows enrollment until the 12th week of the semester. Units of English 267 may be required for students enrolled in other reading classes. This course provides individualized, self-paced, and/or small group instruction of reading skills ranging from word attack skills through critical reading. There is a strong emphasis on content-based reading. Students meet with an instructor for diagnosis of reading needs and an agreed upon prescription is then determined. Students are awarded units based on the successful completion of work assigned and post testing. This lab class may be required by instructors of 200 and 71 for students needing additional skills work and may be added until the end of the twelfth week. Students may receive help with individual reading skills on a short-term basis by enrolling in Human Services 300, a non-credit class. It will be graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. Check the college catalog for more information.

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