The reading courses are designed to develop and enhance students’ college-level reading skills for success in subjects across the curriculum at Oxnard College. Reading courses focus on techniques for improved comprehension, critical thinking, vocabulary and study skills for all types of reading including college textbooks and research. Additional reading courses for ESL students are also offered and are listed in the catalog under the English as a Second Language program.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Successfully apply specific academic reading study strategies for college-level courses.
Intended for students currently enrolled in ANTH R101, this course will provide strategies for actively reading, understanding and responding to college-level texts used in biological anthropology. Content-area reading skills are explicitly taught, modeled and practiced. This course also emphasizes critical thinking, discipline-based vocabulary, and reading rates as they relate to academic success.
This course emphasizes college-level reading materials across the curriculum with training in reading for major details, main ideas, drawing inferences, and conclusions; considering the nature of evidence and knowledge; and interpreting author’s tone and purpose. The course includes advanced vocabulary training, rapid reading techniques with improved comprehension. Formal evaluation is used to individualize instruction. Other activities include a mini research project with instruction in documentation and study skills practice.
This course covers the theory and practice of critical reading applying critical thinking skills for academic success. The course emphasizes methods of analysis, criticism, and interpretation including application of logic and reasoning with college-level academic texts and research.
For more information contact:
Kari Tudman (805) 678-5068 email@example.com