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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
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ESOL 0052 - Reading V

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course focuses on developing advanced reading skills by reading and analyzing college-level texts of different genres. Topics include reading skills and strategies, new vocabulary and vocabulary strategies, and academic skills needed for success in college. Special emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking skills necessary for comprehension of academic texts in college.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Placement into ESOL 0052 OR completion of ESOL 0042  with a grade of “C” or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: ESOL 0041  and ESOL 0043  with a grade of “C” or higher.

Major Content

  1. Reading Skills and Strategies
    1. Types of text organization
    2. Critical thinking
    3. Comprehension skills
    4. Inference
    5. Main ideas with support/evidence
    6. Graphics in a text
    7. Analyzing complex and difficult texts
    8. Connecting to the text
    9. Annotating college textbooks
  2. Vocabulary Skills

    1. Using advanced context clues
    2. Understanding English collocations, and idiomatic expressions
    3. Using dictionaries for words with multiple meanings
    4. English signal words
  3. Academic Skills for College in the U.S.
    1. Outlining and summarizing
    2. Paraphrasing academic English
    3. Test preparation and test taking

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. comprehend texts and graphs, including college-level textbook materials.
  2. analyze texts using critical thinking skills.
  3. identify academic organizational patterns in a text.
  4. use strategies for understanding and learning new vocabulary.
  5. mark a text with highlighting and notes.
  6. create outlines, summaries, or maps of material in texts.
  7. complete tests successfully, including different types of test questions, test strategies and following instructions.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC): Goals and Competencies
Competency Goals (MnTC Goals 1-6)
Theme Goals (MnTC Goals 7-10)

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