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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Developmental Education

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Capital offers non-credit courses and other instruction to help students improve their writing, reading, mathematics, study skills, and use of the library and other college resources. Students whose results on the Placement Test and other academic credentials indicate a need for help in writing, reading, or mathematics will be recommended for placement in one or more of these developmental level courses before being permitted to register for credit courses in those fields.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Developmental program, the student will:

  1. Display evidence of academic values and readiness for collegiate instruction
  2. Demonstrate ability to compose coherent paragraphs supporting central ideas with specific details
  3. Demonstrate the ability to compose organized essays: thesis statement, introduction, body, conclusion
  4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze main idea and significant details in college level texts
  5. Apply appropriate strategies for skimming, scanning, questioning, predicting, annotating, and summarizing readings
  6. Demonstrate the ability to identify the author’s tone, attitude, and purpose in selected readings
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in number sense; the variable concept; real number properties and how to apply them; first degree equations in one variable; basic geometric concepts; simple graphs and notations.

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