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

Winter; 2016; COLLEGIATE SKILLS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2016

 053110504Critical Read Think App 4Wernholm A$13.002/25/0Open
M W 09:00AM-09:54AMMC015
M W 10:00AM-10:54AMMC040
 053110505Critical Read Think App 4Wroblewski V$13.002/25/0Open
M W 12:00PM-12:54PMMC015
M W 01:00PM-01:54PMMC040
 053110506Critical Read Think App 4Margosian-Galindo N$13.003/25/0Open
M W 10:00AM-10:54AMMC035
M W 11:00AM-11:54AMMC040
 053110514Critical Read Think App 4Boyde S$13.008/20/0Open
T R 01:30PM-02:24PMMC035
T R 02:30PM-03:24PMMC050
 053110518Critical Read Think App 4Boyde S$13.005/25/0Open
T R 03:30PM-04:24PMMC015
T R 04:30PM-05:24PMMC040
 053110560Critical Read Think App 4Meister H$13.001/25/0Open
T 06:00PM-07:54PMMC035
R 06:00PM-07:54PMMC040
 053216507Critical Read Think App 4Brewer S$13.008/24/0Open
T 11:00AM-12:54PMRC270
T R 11:00AM-12:54PMRC410

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