Reading Department

The Reading Department develops essential literacy skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking for student achievement and academic success. Our focus on equity and developing an aptitude for lifelong learning in each student ensures they excel in a global environment and are prepared for diverse careers that create upward mobility.

 

Why Read?

Reading Career Flyer

When you take a reading course at Saddleback College, you enter into a world of possibilities where you become a valued member  of a learning community that understands the importance of developing and maximizing your abilities as a reader. We appreciate that reading is your bridge to a better life, and the professors in the Reading Department will strive to assist you in every way possible. For more information, please contact department chair Jeff Vogel (jvogel@saddleback.edu).  Reading (flyer)

 

Jeff Vogel redman for

Reading Department Chair

Academic Reading Center Coordinator
Contact for additional information
E-mail: Jeff Vogel

 

Curriculum

 

ENG 70 – Critical Reasoning & Reading (Completes IGETC area 1B)

Prerequisite: completion of English 1A with a "C" or better, fulfills critical thinking requirement for UC and CSU; fulfills information competency requirement for AA degree.

Course Content Includes:

  • Critical Thinking with Important Issues
  • Logical & Valid Reasoning
  • Argumentative Reading & Writing
  • Research

WANT TO THINK AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL? TAKE ENGLISH 70!

 

ENG 180 – Speed Reading (3.0 Units)

Fulfills reading competency requirements for AA degree; transferable credit to CSU.

Course Content Includes:

  • Speed reading techniques including skimming & scanning 
  • Reading comprehension at or above college level
  • Vocabulary development at or above college level
  • Critical thinking strategies for all types of reading materials

WANT TO READ FAST and EFFICIENTLY and PROCESS INFORMATION QUICKLY? TAKE ENG 180!
 

ENG 190 – Academic Reading for College Success (3.0 Units)

Fulfills reading competency requirements for AA degree; transferable credit to CSU.

Course Content Includes:

  • Enhancement of listening, writing and note-taking skills
  • Memory/concentration/study techniques for reading a college text
  • Expand college level test-taking skills
  • Promote high level critical thinking with various academic readings

This online course will impact your reading ability with college-level work and introduces various learning strategies to build confidence and improve reading, writing, and critical thinking with college-level coursework. Critical thinking, summary writing, note-taking, time budgeting, memory techniques and test taking skills are emphasized to improve success in ENG 1A among other courses.

WANT TO BUILD YOUR COLLEGE LEVEL SKILLS FOR ANY CLASS? TAKE ENG 190!

 

ENG 332 – ESL Reading Lab (0-Units)

This lab class is designed for ESL students any level and is designed to improve:

  • Spelling
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing (all levels from beginning to sophisticated)
  • Vocabulary
  • Study skills at your own pace independent of formal class structure.

You can meet with the professor for formal diagnosis and program planning, then work independently on the assigned material. Great support for your primary ESL class or ENG 1A.

 

Zero unit & free lab that offers an excellent opportunity to learn at your own pace with the guidance of Reading professors. Enroll anytime during the semester (open entry, open exit) and receive support online or on campus in the Academic Reading Center (LRC 215). 

 

ENG 343NC – Academic Reading & Study Skills Lab (0-Units)

This lab class, independent of formal class structure, is great for ENG 1A, ENG 1B, & ENG 70 students. Designed to help improve:

  • Writing
  • Study skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Reading Rate
  • Vocabulary  

Zero unit & free lab that offers an excellent opportunity to learn at your own pace with the guidance of Reading professors. Enroll anytime during the semester (open entry, open exit) and receive support online or on campus in the Academic Reading Center (LRC 215). 

 

ENG 333 – Reading Skills Lab (0.5 Units)

This lab is for credit and is designed to help improve spelling, reading, comprehension, reading rate, vocabulary, or study skills.

  • Learn at your own pace independent of formal class structure
  • Meet with lab professor for formal diagnosis and program planning
  • Work independently on the assigned material
  • Excellent opportunity to brush up skills and earn credit when there is no time in your schedule for a 3-unit class
  • Develop needed strategies for any college class.

 

Jeff Vogel redman for

Reading Department Chair

Academic Reading Center Coordinator
Office: LRC 230, LRC 221 & Online
Phone: (949) 582 - 4805
Email: Jeff Vogel