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Learning Support

Reading Learning Support (RLS)

Reading Learning Support (RLS)

Reading Learning Support:

Beginning summer semester 2015, READ 0891 and 0892 will no longer be offered.  READ 0562, a single 3 credit-hour course, will replace them.  READ 0562 is a required Learning Support course for students who score below 19 on the reading portion of the ACT exam or below 83 on the reading portion of the COMPASS exam.

For students who have placed into Reading Learning Support (RLS) READ 0562 is designed to develop college-level reading competence through instruction in comprehension skills, vocabulary development, reading study strategies, and the application of skills in the context of reading tasks associated with the required co-requisite course, HUM 262—Introduction to Humanities: Great Works. Students requiring  READ 0562 must register for an "E" section of HUM 262 (for example, HUM 262-E01).  Discussion of reading passages in targeted small-group settings is a focus of the class, as is writing about reading. 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 the course—or successfully complete the co-requisite HUM 262 course—earn passing grade and also complete RLS requirements, making them eligible to register for other college-level classes with reading prerequisites. READ 0562 does not satisfy graduation requirements.

  • Students requiring Reading Learning Support will have an opportunity to test out of this requirement prior to the start of the semester.  Details and a link to test dates and locations will be posted on the main Learning Support page under the section "Want To Test Out...".

A complete list of the courses that do not require a prerequisite of READ 0562 is linked below. Students who have been placed in READ 0562, but have not yet completed the course, can enroll in only these courses. 

Courses that may be taken with a Reading Learning Support Requirement

Contact Information

If you have any questions about Learning Support please contact:

Mike Hill
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(865) 882-4654

Roane State Community College
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Harriman, TN 37748-5011

(865) 354-3000 or toll free 866-462-7722
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