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Austin, Texas 78741
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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 content.

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.
5. 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 Labs
Free individual tutoring and computer software are available at the Learning Lab at each campus. Clink on the lnk for further information.
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