English 0481 - Approaches to College Reading I

This is an information sheet only, not the course syllabus.



This course continues to develop the reading skills necessary for success in college. Emphasizes the role reading plays in acquiring new information and extends literal comprehension to more complex reading tasks required for difficult texts. This course may require visits to the Reading Assistance Area in the Learning Commons. May be taken three times for credit. Blue card students only. Permit required.


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5. In the Course # field, enter your course number.
6. In the Section field, enter the course section number if known.
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9. Click on the Section Name and Title link.
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Attendance required at weekly appointment.


Students will be evaluated by one or more of the following:

    1. Satisfactory completion of assignments
    2. Performance on tests and quizzes
    3. Recorded reading log that shows reading time of at least 4 hours per week
    4. Conferences that provide feedback on student progress
    5. Class attendance and participation may also be a factor in evaluation.

You will receive a letter grade ("A," "B," "C," or "F,") for this course.


Contact Information

Flexible Learning
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone:(630) 942-2131
Fax: (630) 942-3749