Academic Skills and Development
Special services and resources are available through the Academic Skills and Developmental Services (ASDS) Program. Two courses, Basic Reading I (ASDS 1210) and Basic Reading II (ASDS 1211), are provided for students with special needs in reading. These courses emphasize and provide reading instruction in vocabulary development through the implementation of word-attack skills, context clues, and dictionary usage. Students are instructed in various levels and kinds of comprehension; they also learn techniques for training in surveying, skimming and scanning. Generally, students are assigned to reading courses based on their score on the reading component of the ACT or SAT. Walk-ins are also accommodated. The Reading Laboratory provides services and resources for students enrolled in the reading courses.