College Prep
College Preparatory Reading - REA 0007

REA 0007
College Preparatory Reading

Course Description:
REA 0007 is a college preparatory reading course which builds vocabulary skills, literal and critical comprehension skills, and successful reading strategies. Lab assignments required. Special fee. 4 credits.

Placement by last course taken in high school.

Departmental Mission Statement:

The mission of the Kendall Campus College Prep Department is to provide accessible, high-quality instruction that develops the skills, competencies, and attitudes necessary to meet the needs of a diverse population of developmental learners as they pursue their academic goals. Our program is designed to bring students to the appropriate reading level of academic competency needed for college success.

Learning Outcomes Addressed Through the Course:
Additional Course Information and Policies

This information will be provided by the instructor/professor via first-day handout(s).

Course Competencies:


Identify topic and stated/implied main ideas in a paragraph.


Identify specific information in a paragraph.


Distinguish between major and minor details in a paragraph.


Identify the purpose in a paragraph.


Recognize tone in a paragraph.


Distinguish between fact and opinion in a paragraph.


Identify patterns of organization in a paragraph focusing on time order, listing, comparison and contrast, generalization and definition and example.


Identify transition words associated with the patterns of organization.


Recognize relationships between and within sentences.


Identify and use context clues to determine meaning of words in sentences.


Identify logical inferences and conclusions based on evidence provided in a paragraph.


Recognize the point and support of an argument.

Grading Policy


In order to pass REA 0007, students must obtain 375 points which include the mandatory lab component, course assignments, and final exam.

*S (Satisfactory) = 375 to 500 points plus final exam score of 60% or higher on the Departmental Final Exam and all reading class requirements completed; register for REA 0017.
*P (Progress) = 250 to 374 points and/or final exam score below 60%; retake REA 0007.
*U (Unsatisfactory) = Below 250 points; retake REA 0007. (NOTE: A “U” is considered an “F” in calculating the grade point average.)
*W (Withdrawal) = Retake REA 0007.

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