Austin Community College is offering a
variety of new opportunities for students to reach their goal of becoming
successful college-level readers. Students may choose from a range of course
formats, delivery modes, and innovative approaches to presentation of
- 1. Paired Courses
- This combination of courses pairs a
section of Reading Skills II (DEVR 1313) with a section of an introductory
level content course such as Government 2305, or specific sections of
Psychology 2301. The Reading Skills II paired courses follow the same reading
objectives as all DEVR 1313 courses, and each includes applications to the
particular discipline with which it is paired. The paired courses must be
taken concurrently. Students may satisfy a THEA-reading requirement and may
earn college credit in the content course.
- 2. Triangle Courses
- Students take three course concurrently at
the same campus. The three courses are offered at two different levels. Click
here for more information.
- 3. Fast Track
- Students register for Reading Skills I
(DEVR 1303) during the first 8-week session of the semester and Reading Skills
II (DEVR 1313) during the last 8-week session of the semester. This
arrangement allows them to complete their reading remediation in a single
semester. Another fast track option allows students to register for either
course in an 8-week session.
- 4. Test Preparation
- Students may participate in a number of
test preparation venues such as workshops, and small-group sessions. In
addition, THEA preparation sessions are scheduled prior to official testing
dates. Click on the link to THEA for further information.
Spelling Skills Via Modem
- Spelling skills via modem allows
students to improve their spelling through Web-based instruction on a
personal computer with a modem connection. Students can access the program
through a personal computer with Internet connections.
- 6. Intensive Instruction
- Students who enter college with the lowest
reading levels benefit from additional time on task to succeed. The intensive
instruction format requires the students to take a lab course in addition to
their three-hour reading course. The lab provides supervised practice and
concept application for the students.
- 7. Learning
- Free individual tutoring and computer
software are available at the Learning Lab at each campus. Clink on the lnk
for further information.
- Tutoring Labs