Reading Lab Curriculum
ENG 170 - REASONING AND COLLEGE READING
ENG 1A with a "C" or better
For students from all academic disciplines who seek to develop logical thinking, critical reading, and argumentative writing skills. Emphasis is on understanding implied meaning and logic and on developing college-level skills in analytical reading and writing.
ENG 180 - SPEED READING AND COMPREHENSION TRAINING
Designed to improve critical awareness, to double or triple the students' initial reading rate(s) while maintaining comprehension, and to expand college-level vocabulary. Reading flexibility is emphasized with attention to learning how to rapid read, skim, scan, study read, and read critically.
ENG 190 - ACADEMIC READING: SUCCESS AND STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE
Designed to improve students' abilities for college-level work. Introduces various Learning strategies to improve textbook reading as applied to all stages of academic reading. Critical thinking, summary writing, note-taking and test taking skills will be stressed, as well as time budgeting and memory techniques.
ENG 315 - GEARING UP FOR COLLEGE READING
Designed to help recent high school graduates develop effective reading skills and strategies necessary to succeed in college courses. Concentrates on developing techniques for preview skimming, locating the main ideas, details, and conclusions as well as developing vocabulary and test taking strategies. Primarily focuses on reading college textbooks.
ENG 332 - READING AND VOCABULARY SKILLS LABORATORY-ESL
A lab designed for ESL students to supplement courses requiring English language proficiency, inclusive of courses in, but not limited to, the social and behavioral sciences; health sciences; liberal arts; fine arts; business science; and math, science and engineering. Emphasis is on individual instruction responding to diagnosed needs or problems and on practice
to improve language-related skills. Areas to be covered include spelling, reading comprehension, textbook reading, and vocabulary development. This is an open-entry/ open-exit class. This course is offered on a pass/no pass basis.
ENG 333 - READING SKILLS LABORATORY
These lab classes are designed to help improve spelling, reading, comprehension, reading rate, vocabulary, or study skills at your own pace independent of formal class structure. You meet with the lab instructor for formal diagnosis and program planning, then work independently on the assigned material. These classes offer an excellent opportunity to brush up skills and earn credit when there is no time in your schedule for a 3-unit class or to develop needed strategies once the semester has begun and it is too late to enroll in class. Open entry/open exit -- students may register for and complete the class anytime throughout the semester.
ENG 334 - SPELLING SKILLS FOR COLLEGE
Designed to help students identify individual spelling deficiencies and learn basic spelling rules. The causes of spelling errors and correct pronunciation will be discussed. Through classroom instruction, lab use and testing, students will learn to sharpen their spelling ability.
ENG 340 - READING SKILLS FOR COLLEGE
Designed to bring students' reading abilities and study skills to college-level proficiency. Emphasis is on individual help and careful progress to develop reading confidence and ease.