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0903 - Reading Fundamentals - 3 credit hours
Placement into this class is based upon a student's ACT, Accuplacer, or SAT test scores and high school grade point average. This course is designed to develop basic reading, writing, and speaking skills. Standard English pronunciation strategies, such as phonics and word segmentation, are emphasized along with vocabulary, comprehension skills, and dictionary study. Students are required to take READ 1013 and READ 1023 in consecutive semesters following this course. Prerequisite:  Placement by the Director of Freshman Advising. Corequisite: STSK 1003. Students are not allowed to withdraw from this course as it is a developmental course.

1013 - College Reading I - 3 credit hours
Placement into this class is based upon a student's ACT of 11-14, SAT reading test score of 315-365, or Accuplacer score of 56-74. This course is designed to strengthen a student's reading and writing skills and to develop strategies that are essential for college success. Students are required to take READ 1023 the semester following this course. Grading: A-C or NC. Corequisite: STSK 1003 if placed in the course by the Director of Freshman Advising. Only students whose test scores indicate a need for this course may be enrolled. Students are not allowed to withdraw from this course as it is a skill-building course.

1023 - College Reading II - 3 credit hours
This course emphasizes reading, critical thinking, vocabulary building, and learning strategies that help students read college textbooks effectively. Placement into this course may be based upon an ACT of 15-17, SAT reading score of 382-415, or Accuplacer scores of 75-99. Students who were placed into earlier courses in the Reading sequence (READ 0903, READ 1013) must successfully complete this course to fulfill sequence requirements. Additionally, any student may elect to take this course to develop and enrich reading skills that are essential to successful college work. Grading: A-C or NC. Students place in Reading II are not allowed to withdraw from this course as it is a skill-building course. Course rotation: fall and spring semesters.

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