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Developmental Reading

Developmental Reading

How will developmental reading help you?
You will:

  • develop strategies for independent learning,
  • make the connection that reading is essential and necessary in your academic, personal and professional life,
  • save time and energy when reading college-level textbooks.

What will you learn in developmental reading classes?
Each level of developmental reading offers a higher degree of skills mastery in:

  • specialized college-level vocabulary,
  • reading comprehension,
  • annotation of textbook chapters,
  • critical thinking, and
  • test-taking strategies. 

Developmental Reading Courses

DREA 0090: Development Reading 0090
This course is for students whose assessment test scores indicate that they need basic reading skill development.

DREA 0091: Developmental Reading 0091
Students who have successfully completed DREA 0090 or students whose placement scores indicate this is the appropriate course will have an opportunity to improve their reading comprehension, vocabulary and study skills.

DREA 0093: Developmental Reading 0093
The final course in the developmental reading sequence, DREA 0093 is for students who have successfully completed DREA 0091 or for students whose placement scores indicate this is the appropriate course.


Why do I have to take a developmental reading course?
Your placement scores indicate that a developmental reading course is necessary.

How will a developmental reading course help me?
A developmental reading course will help you become better prepared and equipped with the skills and strategies necessary for reading college-level material. These courses help students understand the tools needed for college success.

Are textbooks required for developmental reading courses?
Yes. Each level of developmental reading has a required textbook. The textbook is an essential resource for your success in these courses.

What college courses will involve a lot of reading?
Most college courses will involve heavy reading, such as biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, government, history and others. Students who develop strong skills and strategies for reading and interpreting difficult vocabulary and concepts are better equipped to successfully complete these courses.

Do I receive college credit for taking a developmental reading course?
While developmental reading courses carry institutional credit, this credit does not count toward a degree or for transfer. However, the courses do count toward status as a full-time student for financial aid purposes.