Reading for college success
Pre-Requisites: This course is designed for 11th and 12th graders needing to pass the CPT or PERT college entrance exams and whose college placement scores are below the established cut score indicating that they are not “college-ready” in Reading (CPT, below 83; SAT, below 440; ACT, below 18). This course is NOT intended for FCAT preparation or students in grades 6-10.
Estimated Completion Time: 1 segment / 16-18 weeks
How will reading affect a student’s future? How does reading shape the world around us? This course helps students answer these questions and prepare for college and career success.
Reading is a vital skill in the information age, when we are bombarded with a constant stream of information. Being able to determine and comprehend the main ideas in this constant flow is imperative to success both in the academic world and in the world of work.
Learning to discern fact from opinion and bias from objectivity will empower students to make better life and work decisions, while effective note taking and summarizing skills help students achieve their goals in higher education and in the career of their choosing.