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Transitional Studies
Pellissippi State Art Department
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Learning Support Reading


Course Description

The READ 0800 and 0810 courses are designed to assist students in the development of basic strategies and effective techniques for reading comprehension at the college-level.  The courses emphasize (a) vocabulary development activities, (b) cognitive and metacognitive strategies for comprehension, (c) reasoning and analysis for critical comprehension, (d) effective reading/study strategies for retention and recall, and (e) flexible reading rate.


Course Content

The shell course (0800/0810) emphasizes the five stated goals above and is further divided into five separate courses for a more focused study. The five courses are:


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Entry Level Standards

Scores earned on the placement test and verified by scores earned on a secondary diagnostic test will be used to determine placement in the class for new students. Returning students start with the first of their remaining uncompleted courses (0801-0805) from the previous semester.


Required Materials

Students are required to have the following texts:

  1. Mercury Reader: A Custom Publication. New York: Pearson, 2009.
  2. PLATO Student Guide
  3. Common novel and independent novel. See instructor for selection.

In addition the required texts for the courses, students are also required to have:

  • Jump drive for saving computer work
  • Earphones for computer
  • Highlighter

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