ADVANCED COLLEGE READING
ENGL 192 is a reading course designed for students who are generally good readers, but who wish to improve their speed of comprehension and to develop critical reading skills. Various textbook study strategy methods are covered including memory improvement, speed-reading technique, vocabulary building through the study of prefixes, suffixes, roots, and the use of context clues. Basic grammar rules including syntax, punctuation, and capitalization are reviewed. Comprehension skills are covered including Survey-Question-Read-Recite Review (SQ3R) and Know-Will Know-Learn (KWL) highlighting, note-taking, outlining, summarizing, paraphrasing, differentiating between general and specific details, determining the topic and main ideas (stated and implied), understanding inference, discerning the difference between fact vs. opinion, and patterns of organization in longer essays. The emphasis is to continue the strengthening of higher-level reading comprehension and improve critical thinking while reading. Methods to improve literal and inferential comprehension are covered as are the use of analogies, propaganda, the evaluation of an argument, and critical reading. Lecture 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Placement is based on a composite of test scores and academic background or satisfactory completion of ENGL 190.
Recommended Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 120.
Course Typically Offered: Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall.