ESOL0920 Reading for College

Course Description

In this course students will increase their proficiency in reading strategies, vocabulary acquisition and comprehension. Using academic and professional reading material, students will learn a set of reading techniques to help them become strategic readers and learners. Students will read increasingly longer, diverse, and more complex college-level and expository texts. They will learn to apply these reading strategies to concurrent and subsequent courses.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze textbook features for comprehension.
  • Apply various notetaking methods.
  • Utilize various context clues for determining word meaning.
  • Identify topic, stated and implied main ideas, and major and minor details.
  • Evaluate a variety of college-level texts.
  • Determine purpose and tone in expository and narrative texts.
  • Discriminate facts versus opinions.
  • Demonstrate digital literacy appropriate for college level courses.



3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other