Collegiate Skills


Critical Reading and Thinking Applications (4-0) 4 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course focuses on developing brain-based comprehension strategies to actively read and process information from a variety of texts. Students will study test taking, including proper question/answer techniques. They will learn a variety of vocabulary strategies as well as strategies to critically analyze, synthesize and evaluate argumentative and expository essays.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • COLLS 50 or Reading Placement Score ACT 15 - 17 / CPT 57 - 69.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Develop reading comprehension strategies for various types of written material.
  • Differentiate between stated and unstated main ideas and supporting details in paragraphs, essays and texts.
  • Analyze vocabulary word parts and context clues in paragraphs, essays and texts.
  • Identify major organizational writing patterns in paragraphs, visuals, essays and texts.
  • Identify author's purpose and point of view in paragraphs, visuals, essays and texts.
  • Recognize valid inferences in various paragraphs, visuals, essays and texts.
  • Identify the central point and major supporting elements in visuals, essays and texts.
  • Document important events while reading an autobiography and generate short essays.
  • Use appropriate organizational, summative, notational and/or visual techniques to integrate related information.
  • Demonstrate appropriate test preparation and test taking techniques.
  • Identify essential elements of an argument.
  • Formulate a valid, documented response to an argument.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2016; COLLEGIATE SKILLS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/29/2016

 053140513Critical Read Think App 4Boyde S$25.0013/20/0Open
T R 02:00PM-02:54PMMC035
T R 03:00PM-03:54PMMC050
 053140519Critical Read Think App 4Boyde S$25.0015/20/0Open
T R 09:00AM-09:54AMMC035
T R 10:00AM-10:54AMMC050
 053140524Critical Read Think App 4Wernholm A$25.0011/20/0Open
M W 09:00AM-09:54AMMC035
M W 10:00AM-10:54AMMC050
 053140526Critical Read Think App 4Wroblewski V$25.0012/20/0Open
M W 10:00AM-10:54AMMC035
M W 11:00AM-11:54AMMC050
 053140527Critical Read Think App 4Anter N$25.0010/20/0Open
T R 12:30PM-01:24PMMC035
T R 01:30PM-02:24PMMC050
 053140528Critical Read Think App 4Brewer S$25.008/20/0Open
M W 12:00PM-12:54PMMC035
M W 01:00PM-01:54PMMC050
 053140533Critical Read Think App 4Boyde S$25.0014/20/0Open
T R 11:30AM-12:24PMMC015
T R 12:30PM-01:24PMMC050
 053140553Critical Read Think App 4Wernholm A$25.0016/20/0Open
T 06:00PM-07:54PMMC035
R 06:00PM-07:54PMMC050
 053246136Critical Read Think App 4Brewer S$25.0023/24/0Open
T R 10:30AM-12:24PMRC670
R 11:30AM-12:24PMRC410
T 11:30AM-12:30PMRC150

Spring; 2016; COLLEGIATE SKILLS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/09/2016

 053120501Critical Read Think App 4Wroblewski V$13.0012/23/0Open
M W R 08:30AM-10:09AMMC035
M W R 10:15AM-11:15AMMC040

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