ENGL0901 Reading Techniques

This course is designed for students who need to improve basic reading skills necessary for success in college course work. Reading Techniques will focus on the development of vocabulary strategies and literal comprehension techniques.




Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ESOL0821, ESOL0822 and ESOL0823. Basic computer literacy skills required

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course: 
Manage the college reading process 
Develop test taking skills for objective tests in the academic and technical college setting 
Apply text marking techniques to academic and technical readings 
Develop skimming and scanning techniques for academic and technical readings 
Determine word meaning from context clues in academic and technical readings 
Detect academic and technical word meaning from word parts 
Identify dictionary meaning that matches context within academic and technical vocabulary 
Expand general, academic and technical vocabulary including figurative and connotative meanings 
Identify implied and stated main ideas in academic and technical material Identify details in academic and technical material 
Identify patterns of organization in academic and technical material Categorize transitions in academic and technical material

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544


Brooklyn Park Campus and Eden Prairie Campus:  952-995-1300

Credit Details