BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

READ-060 - Provincial Reading Skills -

READ-060 - Provincial Reading Skills -

Course Details
This course is designed to further increase a learner's reading, comprehension, and retention of written works with a focus on relevant First Nations and community issues. Written works are examined for the organization and development of ideas with learners becoming increasingly critical. Silent and oral reading skills will complement learning outcomes of other College Readiness courses in preparation for work and/or continued post-secondary studies. Participation in formal and informal presentations is expected.
Part of the:
  • Developmental Studies Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • College Readiness - Qualifying Courses
  • Prerequisites : READ 050, or, advisor assessed equivalent.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent.
    Office Hours: 1.5
    Contact Hours: 75
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 30% Midterm 20% Final Examination 30% Presentations 20% Grading: Grading procedures follow the NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of Read 060, the learner should:
  • demonstrate oral reading skills as measured by standardized/applicable tests;

  • improve vocabulary skills to levels required for post secondary studies, with an emphasis on connotations;

  • improve silent reading skills, comprehension and retention;

  • achieve a reading speed of 300 words per minute

  • demonstrate a critical evaluation of an author's purpose and views;

  • recognize logical fallacies;

  • differentiate between fact and opinion with an evaluation of the validity of a source;

  • preview the accuracy and bias of written materials, textbooks, and internet sources;

  • analyze multiple paragraph to multiple page material for the organization and development of ideas;

  • understand inferred, implied, and stated meaning of passages of written work;

  • analyze college-level written material for organization and development of ideas by examining content for key ideas, supporting details, description, sequence, causes and effects, comparison and contrast; and

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

  • - taking coded notes and creating outlines from written materials
    -taking notes from various sources
    -reviewing, studying, and memory techniques,
    -test taking
    -participating in formal meetings and informal discussions
    -personal interviews
    -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 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.