BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

READ-050 - Basic Reading Skills -

READ-050 - Basic Reading Skills -

Course Details
This course is designed to increase learner effectiveness and academic success through the development of the learner's study skills, reading proficiency, test taking and course assignment strategies, and critical thinking skills as complemented with the learning outcomes of College Readiness courses. A holistic approach to learning while attending an academic institute is also examined.
Part of the:
  • Developmental Studies Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • College Readiness - Qualifying Courses
  • Prerequisites : READ 040, or, advisor assessed equivalent.
    Transferability: Transferable to BC Colleges and Institutes, Provincially Articulated.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent.
    Office Hours: 1.5
    Contact Hours: 60
    Student Evaluation
    Assignment 30% Tests 20% Final Examination 30% Participation in informal presentations 20% Grading: Grading procedures follow the NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of Read 050, the learner should:
  • improve oral reading skills;

  • improve vocabulary building skills;

  • preview textbooks and written material;

  • understand inferred, implied, and stated meanings, along with an author's purpose;

  • analyze written material for organization and development of ideas by examining content for key ideas, supporting details, description, sequence, cause and effect, and comparison and contrast;

  • evaluate ideas critically by determining the author's purpose and views and recognizing facts and opinions; and

  • apply study skills and active learning methods with increased proficiency in the following areas:

  • -take coded notes and create outlines from written materials.
    -take notes from different types of instruction.
    -review and understand study and memory techniques.
    -prepare for a variety of test questions.
    -practice study group techniques.
    Text and Materials: Select lessons from the following texts can be photocopied for learners;
    Maurin, Peter J. Keys To Success: Canadian Edition. 1998
    Ellis, David B. Becoming A Master Student: Canadian Edition. 1999
    Hancock, Ophelia H. Reading Skills For College Students - 5 Edition. 2001
    Winstanley, S. and Langan, J. College Writing Skills with Readings: Canadian Edition. 1996
    The Community Access & Learning Center. Study Skills Survival Guide. 1999
    Other Resources: Written material to be analyzed will cover relevant First Nation's topics.

    A dictionary of current English.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Elders will be invited to participate in class on a regular basis. Guest speakers will be invited to assist in various areas of course delivery.