Reading and Academic Skills Development
I. Course Prefix/Number: EGL 092
Course Name: Reading and Academic Skills Development
Credits: 4 (4 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
A. Preview, read, and review college textbook material
B. Identify main ideas and textbook structures
C. Set realistic goals and organize time efficiently
D. Increase vocabulary
E. Read at varying rates depending on purpose and difficulty of material
F. Take effective classroom notes
G. Acquire test-taking strategies
H. Design and implement a study/reading plan
I. Apply critical reading skills to college textbooks
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
B. Vocabulary improvement
C. Main ideas and supporting details
D. Note taking
F. Study/reading strategies for different disciplines
G. Inferential and critical reading
H. Flexible reading rate
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Course may be taught as a face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
Students will be expected to read the text assignments, complete the written assignments, participate in group discussions, work on computer software, and complete exams and quizzes.
All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements including the completion of all required standardized exams.
IX. Instructional Materials
See listing for suggested textbooks.
Computer lab materials
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
A. Attendance is required.
B. All assignments must be completed.
C. Class policy on make-up exams, incomplete grade, late assignments, etc.
D. Support services, e.g., Learning Lab. audio-visual
Students are encouraged to use the Learning Center and tutorial services to facilitate skill development.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all deferral and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct can be found at www.oakton.edu/title9.
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.