Course Offerings

What kinds of things can I learn in a Reading class?

  • How to study more effectively and efficiently

  • How to critically think through information

  • How to read and study textbooks

  • How to improve vocabulary

  • How to find the main idea and topic of a piece of text

  • How to analyze the author's purpose and intent of a piece of writing

  • How to enjoy reading more

READ 53 – Critical and Efficient Reading

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: READ 961 or qualifying assessment score or LS 942

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course offers the opportunity to improve comprehension and critical reading of college level texts and to increase reading efficiency and enjoyment of recreational reading. Satisfactory completion of this course can meet the West Valley College Reading Proficiency requirement for graduation.

READ 960 – Reading Fundamentals

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

This course is designed to improve vocabulary and reading comprehension to prepare students to function at the college preparatory level. Pass/No Pass Option

READ 961 – Effective Reading

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: READ 960 or qualifying assessment score or LS 932 or ESL 65RV

This course is designed to prepare students for college-level reading and offers opportunities to improve comprehension, vocabulary, and study skills. Pass/No Pass Option

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