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EAP0420 English for Academic Purposes: Advanced Reading

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3 credit hour(s) Fall | Spring | Summer
Prerequisite(s): be a nonnative speaker of English who has earned a grade of C or better in   or whose placement scores (84-105 on the PERT reading section) indicate a need to develop reading skills essential for success in college-level classes.
The student will develop the ability to comprehend advanced-level academic reading selections that replicate selections commonly assigned in undergraduate general education classes, and students will identify the structural elements within these texts. Students will also synthesize information from multiple undergraduate-level academic texts in order to express opinions about the material through paraphrasing, summarizing and responding to these texts, both orally and in writing. Also, the student will apply critical reading skills to the reading of academic texts. Emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of advanced-level academic English language academic vocabulary by developing knowledge of roots, affixes and idiomatic expressions and the recognition of cognates and false cognates. Students will also learn to recognize cultural references, and students will learn strategies for decoding cultural references. Students will also increase their reading fluency and speed. Lecture: 3 hours. Does not count toward A.A. degree or A.S. degree. To enroll in  , the student must earn a C or better.

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