Speedreading – RD115 SYLLABUS Instructor: Marie Maguire-Cook 245-7511 E-mail address: [email protected] Office: G-119 Course Description: This class teaches an effective speed-reading process. It also develops skills needed to become a more intelligent reader and a more accomplished student. These skills include speed studying, speed researching, recognition of the writing structures of fiction, various types of non-fiction, and critical reading. This course is non-transferable Course Prerequisites: RD30 or college-level reading skills as determined by Placement test score. Required text and materials: Speed Reading Naturally, 2nd edition, Lillian P. Wenick Report folder with 4 dividers (Optional but highly recommended) Inexpensive stop watch & Calculator Expected Outcome Triple current reading speed ILO Assessment Method AK – Demonstrates ability to Posttest score at triple the transfer learning in familiar pretest score and unfamiliar contexts in order to complete tasks. Improve reading comprehension AL 2 - Puts forth the time and effort necessary to succeed. 70% or better score on comprehension tests and/or accurate inclusion of major fiction elements such as plot, time and characters. Define and demonstrate knowledge of speed-reading process AL- 4 Pursues goals by creating strategies over time. Completion of required number of assigned novels Grading The course is a letter graded class. It is anticipated that you will receive an “A”, however; there are certain requirements in order for you to receive an “A”: 1. 2. 3. 4. The “A” student will miss a maximum of 3 class sessions. The “A” student will submit his/her portfolio on the assigned dates for midterm and final evaluation. The “A” student’s portfolio will be submitted in a neat, organized manner with all required work included. The “A” student will complete 5 additional reading assignments and 5 novels along with the comprehension questions. Your grade for this course will go down in direct proportion to the number of class sessions you miss as well at the number of portfolio entries missed, and the orderliness and organization of your portfolio. Academic Honesty – “Cheating, plagiarism, and other acts of academic dishonesty are regarded as serious offenses. Instructors have the right to take action on any suspected acts of academic dishonesty. Depending on the nature of the offense, serious penalties may be imposed, ranging from loss of points to expulsion from the class or college.” Classroom Behavior – “Expectations for classroom behavior are outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, available in the catalog, schedule, and online. Students may not engage in any activity which the instructor deems disruptive or counterproductive to the goals of the class. Beepers, pagers, cellular phones can be a nuisance and are not to be brought into the classroom. Instructors have the right to remove students from class for not following the Code of Conduct or other specified classroom rules.” Americans with Disabilities Act – “Students with a documented disability that may require assistance should contact the Disability Services Office for coordination of your academic accommodations. The Disability Services Office can be reached by calling 541-245-7537 in Medford or 541-956-7337 in Grants Pass. Smoking Restrictions – The Rogue Community College Board of Education policy on Smoking is “Smoking is not permitted on the premises of Rogue Community College except in designated areas. This includes electronic cigarettes. For more information go to www.roguecc.edu/TPTF.
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