Read 0990 Online

Summer 2013

Summer Session June 3--July 25, 2013

               Read 10 Online Course Policies Course Syllabus Course Grades

Read 10 Online
Course Policies
Course Syllabus
Course Grades



READ 0990 (Read 10) ONLINE

You must email me the first day of class or you may be dropped from this course!

Instructor:      Jennifer Gomes - see this link for more information

Office Hours and Location I will be working from home this summer, so the best way to contact me is through my email.

E-Mail Address:

I may be reached by e-mail at any time.  I will respond within 48 hours.

Course Description:   This course is designed to teach the reading and study skills essential for success in college and everyday life.  Read 0990 (Read 10) Online focuses on understanding reading skills, studying and remembering college textbook material, and applying those skills—as well as learning new ones for reading—in everyday life.

Warning!! Online Courses are not for everyone!!

This course requires active student participation and meaningful interaction with class members and the Instructor in a cyber environment.  In order to be successful in this course you will need to be skillful in managing your time, diligent in completing postings and other assignments, consistent in weekly participation, and thoughtful and clear in your communications.  In short, this course requires a great deal of dedication and work.  If you have any questions about this course and how it may or may not work for your particular learning style, please contact the Instructor before signing up for the course.

Required Text & Internet: Smith, Brenda D. (2011) Bridging the Gap, tenth Edition.New York: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.

Bridging the Gap

Is an online course right for you?

Online courses are more convenient than traditional face-to-face courses, but they are usually more difficult and require more time and effort.  In addition to the prerequisites listed above, students should also have the following in order to succeed in this course:

  • A 10th grade reading level, including college-level spelling and grammar skills.
  • Reliable internet access and the ability to send and receive e-mail.
  • Experience with using the internet with a web browser such as Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, or Netscape Navigator®.
  • Familiarity with file management: creating folders, finding, copying, and moving files.
  • A simple text editor program such as Microsoft Notepad, or Apple SimpleText.
  • A graphics program that can save files in .jpg and .gif format, such as Microsoft Paint. (Windows users: from the Start Menu, look under Programs... Accessories)
  • Access to an FTP program, either stand-alone, or program add-in. Links will be provided to download a free FTP program.
  • The time and motivation to take an online course. Online courses are more difficult for the majority of students. They require a great deal of self-motivation and self-discipline. Please review the "Online Survival Guide."


~ ~ We have upgraded to a newer version of Etudes ~ ~

Enter the Etudes online class
portal here.

You will need a user id to access the class. This login is generated automatically by the COS registration system the day after you register.  

  You will not be able to access the online classroom unless you are officially registered AND semester has officially begun.

Your user id is:

  • the first 2 letters of your first name (lowercase) +
  • the first 2 letters of your last name (lowercase) +
  • the last 5 digits of your new Student ID number

Be sure to use all lower case letters and make sure you are using the name that is in the COS registration system (check your class receipt.)

EXAMPLE: John Smith's User ID would be josm45678 (if his new Student ID Number was 12345678)

Your initial password is: 

  • MonthDay of birth in school records
  • Example: Birthday is April 11th, 1982 ( 04 / 11 /82)
  • Password = 0411

If you have used Etudes previously, you need to enter your current password, not the one listed below.  If you have forgotten it, use the link on the portal page to request a reset.

Please take a moment to change the default password upon login.
Once you log on, click on "Account" ( under My Workspace on the upper left menu), scroll down a bit, and click on " Modify Settings ." Type a new password in the "Create new password" box and then repeat it again in the "Verify new password" then click "Update Details". 
Set the password to something you can remember.

REMEMBER TO WRITE DOWN YOUR NEW PASSWORD in a place where you'll find it again!
This account will give you access to all your Etudes courses, which will be added to your Workspace automatically as you register.

Once you log in, all the classes you are currently registered for will display at the top in different tabs. To access this course, click on the correct tab.

You can reorder your tabs by going to MyWorkspace >> Preferences >> Customize Tabs.

Prerequisites: Students must have passed Read 0862 (Read 62) with a “C” or better and/or scored 70 or higher on the COMPASS Reading Placement Test.

Advisories: Students must have access to and operational knowledge of a computer, reliable Internet service, email, and word processing.  Although this is an online course, students are expected to log on to the Read 0990 to check announcements, emails, and assignments a minimum of FIVE times a week.   Students should expect to spend a minimum of 8-12 hours per week completing assignments, postings, quizzes, and Net Searches.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Adjust reading rate according to the purpose and difficulty of reading materials.
  • Use different context clues to understand the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary in a reading selection.
  • Locate and identify topics, topic sentences, central point, implied main idea, and major and minor details in a reading selection.
  • Identify and locate transitional words and patterns of organization in a reading selection.
  • Make accurate inferences and distinguish the difference between facts and opinions in a reading selection.
  • Recognize the points and supports of an argument, inadequate support, and irrelevant information in a reading selection.

Course Content:

1. Active Learning

2. Vocabulary

3.  Reading and Study Strategies

4.  Main Ideas

5. Patterns of Organization

6.  Organizing Textbook Information

7.  Inferences

8. Point of View

9. Critical Reading

10.Graphic Illustrations

11.Rate Flexibility

12.Test Taking

Read 10 Online Course Policies Course Syllabus Course Grades