Students scoring 13 or below on the reading portion of the ACT or 44 or below on the Accuplacer reading exam are required to enroll in READ 0500 (Basic Reading). This course is designed to develop fundamental reading skills through systematic approaches to instruction in vocabulary and comprehension. Successful completion of this course is a prerequisite for READ 0562 and its college-level co-requisite course (HUM 262 or PSYC 1030). READ 0500 may be taken concurrently with ENGL 0500 (Basic Writing). READ 0500 does not satisfy graduation requirements.
Students scoring between 14 and 18 on the reading portion of the ACT or between 45-84 on the Accuplacer reading exam are required to take READ 0562 (Reading Learning Support) along with either HUM 262 (Introduction to Humanities: Great Works) or PSYC 1030 (Introduction to Psychology). Students requiring READ 0562 must register for an E section of the college level co-requisite class ( for example, HUM-262-E01 or PSYC-1030-E01).
Discussion of reading passages in targeted small-group settings is a focus of READ 0562, as is writing about the reading passages. Higher-order critical and creative thinking—the ability to interpret, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate—is consistently emphasized. Computerized instruction allows students to strengthen discrete reading skills.
Students who successfully complete READ 0562 will fulfill their Reading Learning Support requirements, making them eligible to register for college-level classes with reading prerequisites. A passing grade in the co-requisite HUM 262 or PSYC 1030 class will satisfy RLS requirements regardless of the grade earned in READ 0562. READ 0562 does not satisfy graduation requirements.
Students with an RLS requirement must satisfy the requirement before taking many courses. A list of courses that may be taken with a reading learning support requirement can be found by following the link:
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