READ 092 Syllabus Spring 2011 by X9RE37qi


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Code: READ 092                                       Title:    Introduction to College Reading II

Division: English & Reading                          Department: Reading

Course Description: This second half of a two semester sequence made up of READ
091 and READ 092 focuses on expanding comprehension and vocabulary skills
developed in READ 091, and on developing flexibility of reading rate and critical reading
strategies. Students will also develop textbook read/study strategies designed to help
them become more effective college level readers. The application of skills is required
each week in a scheduled Reading lab. Upon successfully completing the READ091/092
sequence, students will satisfy their basic skills requirements.

Prerequisites: READ 091


Prerequisites or Corequisites:

Credits: 4                          Lecture Hours: 3                  Lab Hours: 2 hrs. /week

    1.   CONNECT: College Reading by Dole & Taggart
    2.   Dictionary: American Heritage Dictionary
    3.   Binder, folder, small stapler, highlighter, flash drive
    4.   Other materials as determined by instructor

        Weekly 2 hour scheduled lab is required.
        Extra appointments available if needed.
        2-3 additional hours will be needed to complete readings and assignments outside of

Upon completion of this course with a grade of C or better, students will be able to:
        Apply reading and learning processes and strategies that lead to success in college.
         (Communication & Critical Thinking)
        Use critical reading and problem solving strategies in analyzing text. (Communication &
         Critical Thinking)
        Demonstrate positive attitudes toward reading, writing, and learning. (Communication)
        Implement strategies to monitor and control their own reading and learning strategies.
        Utilize the interactive nature of communication. (Communication)

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                  A      (93-100)
                  A-     (90-92)
                  B+     (87-89)
                  B      (83-86)
                  B-     (80-82)
                  C+     (77-79)
                  C      (70-76)
                  F      (69 and below) The student has not satisfied the
                         basic skills requirement in reading.

        INC (Incomplete) At the discretion of the instructor, a student who
        has completed at least 70% of the required work but needs more
        time to complete the course may receive the grade of INC.
        Students must make arrangements to receive a grade of INC prior
        to the end of the semester.

Class participation                                      =   10% of final grade
Quizzes                                                  =   30% of final grade
Lab work                                                 =   15% of final grade
Midterm                                                  =   15% of the final grade
Final Exam                                               =   30% of the final grade

Class Participation: This includes paying attention, contributing to class discussions, following
directions, coming to class prepared with homework done, arriving to class on time and not
leaving early, demonstrating respect and consideration for others, avoiding side conversations,
turning off cell phones and other personal electronic devices, and following all the guidelines
found in the Student Conduct code in the BCC Student Handbook.

Homework / Quizzes:
    Each week your instructor will assign homework.
    You will need to bring the finished homework assignment to class the following week in
     order to complete the quiz.
    Both the homework and the quiz will be collected.
    Absence is not an excuse for incomplete homework or taking the quiz when you
     return to class.
    If you miss class, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor regarding the quiz.
    Quizzes that are not made up prior to the next class meeting will automatically be given a
     grade of “0.”
    Your lowest quiz grade will be dropped.

How to complete Homework Assignments
    Log onto ANGEL
    OPEN your reading class page
    Go into the CONTENT tab at the top of the page
    Open that week’s homework
    Complete the homework in MICROSOFT WORD using the NEW COMMENT function
       located under the REVIEW tab at the top of the page.
    Print out your homework assignment and bring to class

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Lab: Students are required to attend a weekly, scheduled, two hour lab. If a lab is missed,
students must schedule an appointment in the lab to make up the missed work. (Only one half
hour appointment per day is allowed.) Missed labs must be made up within two weeks to
receive credit. Instructors reserve the right to grade missed labs according to their own policy.
Please ask your instructor about his/her lab make-up policy. Once two labs are missed, you will
receive a 0 for any additional missed labs. These labs still need to be completed before a student
is eligible to take the midterm and final exams.

Midterm and Final Exam: To be eligible to take the midterm and final exam, all of the student’s lab
assignments must be complete and up-to-date. A student who is unable to take the midterm or
final will receive a “0” on the test. A minimum grade of 60% on the final exam is required to
pass the course.

Class Attendance: Students are expected to attend class and lab each week. Students missing
3 classes will not pass. Students are expected to be on time for class. When a student is late to
class or leaves before the class is over, he/she may be marked absent for the entire class. Any
student absent from class is responsible for making up missed assignments.


    1. Comprehension
          a. Connecting personal background to text
          b. Asking questions and determining answers while reading
          c. Making meaning from text that is valid and defendable
          d. Expressing of the main idea
          e. Paraphrasing
          f. Summarizing
          g. Determining importance in text
          h. Monitoring comprehension and using fix-up strategies
          i. Making inferences
    2. Vocabulary Development
    3. Strategies for College Success
           a. Critical reading strategies
                    1) Synthesis
                    2) Text patterns
           b. Note-taking strategies
           c. Study strategies
           d. Essay writing
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
       Use strategies to comprehend text.
       Analyze paragraphs for the topic, main idea, & details.
       Analyze multi-paragraph passages/text for main ideas and details.
       Use strategies to determine the meanings of college-level vocabulary words.
       Analyze articles using critical reading strategies.
            Synthesize various text articles or text excerpts
            Recognize text patterns
       Analyze textbook material & apply appropriate note-taking strategies through:

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       Use textbook reading/study strategies.
       Construct answers to multiple question essay questions.


       Students are expected to attend each and every class and lab each week. Students
        missing 3 classes will not pass regardless of your current grade.

       Students are expected to be on time for class. When a student is late to class or leaves
        before the class is over, he/she may be marked absent for the entire class.


 Being a responsible student means having respect for the other people in your class and respect
 for your instructor. Several ways to demonstrate respect are:

1. If you are late for class, sit down in the closest seat as quickly and quietly as possible. Do not
   wander through the class, this interrupts others’ concentration.
2. Turn off cell phones and other electronic devices and put them away. These items are
   unnecessary to class success and are potentially disruptive.
3. Do not have side conversations during a lecture or class discussion. If you have a question,
   either ask the instructor or jot it down in your notebook to ask at another time.
4. It is vital that each student focus on the lesson as it is given. Lessons are not repeated, so
   pay attention and do nothing that interrupts others’ ability to pay attention.

For further information, please refer to the Student Conduct Code in your BCC Student


A student has an obligation to exhibit honesty and high ethical standards when carrying out
academic assignments. A student may be found to have violated this obligation if he/she:

1. Submits the work of another person in a manner that represents the work as one’s own.
2. Knowingly permits one’s work to be submitted by another person without the instructor’s
3. Receives or gives assistance during an academic evaluation from/to another person in a
   manner not authorized by the instructor.
4. Practices any form of deceit in an academic evaluation proceeding.

If an instructor identifies a violation of the academic integrity code, the instructor has the authority
to determine the appropriate penalty. For further information, please refer to the Academic
Integrity Code in your BCC Student Handbook.

For information regarding:
            Brookdale’s Academic Integrity Code
            Student Conduct Code

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           Student Grade Appeal Process

Brookdale Community College offers reasonable accommodations and/or services to persons
with disabilities. Students with disabilities who wish to self-identify must contact the Disabilities
Services Office at 732-224-2730 (voice) or 732-842-4211 (TTY) to provide appropriate
documentation of the disability, and request specific accommodations or services. If a student
qualifies, reasonable accommodations and/or services, which are appropriate for the college level
and are recommended in the documentation, can be approved.



The purpose of the Reading Center is to provide students with additional support in developing
reading skills and study strategies for success in college. An instructor may require a student to
make an appointment or students may independently go for additional help on various skills
and/or revise reading assignments. Half-hour appointments with Learning Assistants are
available throughout the semester.

                            Students can make/cancel appointments for the
                                 Reading Center in the following ways:

                             Sign up in person – Larrison Hall (Room 124)
                             Call the Reading Center @ 732-224-2942
                             “Drop-in” appointments may be available.

Reading Center Hours (Lincroft)                    Reading Center Hours (HEC)

Monday-Thursday                                    Call Brookdale’s General Number @
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM                                 732-842-1900 and ask for HEC phone
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
No Evening Hours

                      Please check hours posted in the Reading Center
                     concerning possible time changes for the semester.

There are computers in the Reading Center. Students need to bring a flash drive to use in the
Computer Lab (LAH 125). Please read the Computer Guidelines, available in the Center, before
using the computers.

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                                 DEPARTMENT SCORING GUIDE
                                     READING ANALYSIS



       A developed understanding of the text with evidence of connections, examinations of
        meaning, and defense of interpretation
       Connections among the reader’s ideas and the text itself are clearly and consistently
       Extensions and examinations are accompanied by explicit references to the text in
        support of inferences
       These responses reflect careful thought and thoroughness


       A developed understanding of the text with evidence of connections and examinations of
       Connections among the reader’s ideas and the text itself are adequately stated
       Extensions and examinations are accompanied by explicit references to the text in
        support of inferences
       When possible, the response indicates more than one stance or perspective on the text;
        however, only one stance is substantially supported by references to the text


       A developed understanding of the text with evidence of connections and examinations of
       Connections among the reader’s ideas and the text itself are adequately stated
       Extensions and examinations are related to the text, but explicit references to the text in
        support of inferences are not present
       When more than one stance is possible, the response may be limited to one stance


       An inadequate understanding of the text, with little evidence of meaning construction
       One or two relevant but unsupported inferences
       The response is off task or topic. It does not address the question

Note: This scoring guide is a guideline. Different activities may require different or additional
criteria. Instructors will explain any differing/additional criteria as warranted. Students should ask
instructors for further explanation of grading.

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