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One of the keys to success in college is knowing how to read and write effectively. The Reading program at Johnson County Community College can teach you the academic reading and analysis skills necessary to succeed in your courses.

What Will I Learn in JCCC’s Reading Program?

The Reading program at JCCC will teach you the strategies you need to efficiently process academic texts and allow you to triumph in your coursework. Your reading courses at JCCC will teach you how to:

  • Use active reading strategies to improve comprehension
  • Develop valuable studying habits and higher literacy levels
  • Further your writing skills, reading comprehension, and vocabulary
  • Analyze writing to identify main ideas, supporting details, and identify the author’s purpose and tone
  • Formulate conclusions and analysis based on both stated and implied information

Not sure if reading classes are right for you? Take the ACCUPLACER test through Testing Services to find out.

At JCCC, we offer three different reading courses for students:

  1. RDG 096: Academic Reading is required for students with ACCUPLACER test scores that show they need support. However, this course is available for any student who wishes to become a more efficient academic reader. This class helps with vocabulary, note-taking, annotating, summarizing, inferring, analyzing, and processing academic text. Watch the video!
  2. RDG 120: Reading Effectively Across Disciplines is a 1-credit elective that is paired with one text-heavy course (for example Psychology, Sociology, History) you are taking during the semester. The RDG 120 class will introduce valuable strategies to use while working with the paired class readings/texts to complete assignments, read critically, and build confidence in your text-heavy course. 
  3. RDG 127: College Reading Skills is an elective, college-level course with a focus on more advanced reading skills. Watch the video!

If you need to drop a required reading class, you should talk to an academic counselor.

Why JCCC for Reading Courses?

JCCC’s Reading program will help to prepare you for your future studies at the community college—and potentially four-year university—level. Our college offers plenty of tools and resources to ensure you get as much as possible out of this program.

Need one-on-one help? If you’re enrolled in at least one credit class at JCCC, you can get free support from a Reading Specialist. You’ll receive tools, tips and strategies to become a better student.

Reading and writing are fundamental skills that can be applied in almost any professional job environment. Learning to read text efficiently will allow you to be more productive in any future career position, and you’ll be able to communicate your thoughts and ideas a lot more effectively with your fellow students, peers, and coworkers.

Those looking to improve their reading skills in JCCC’s Reading program can potentially work in a variety of fields, including:

  • Administration,
  • Communication,
  • Teaching,
  • Writing and Editing,
  • Publishing,
  • and many others.

The cost of going to college can be a huge stressor for many students, potentially causing them to be hindered academically. Therefore, JCCC is always working to make tuition prices and fees affordably for everyone.

We offer many options at JCCC, such as:

Additional fees may be required for textbooks and other supplies. The prices of these things will vary depending on which Reading courses at JCCC you are enrolled in.

There are several things to consider when budgeting for college. Visit our Cost of Attendance page for detailed information.

Resources and Tools at JCCC

There are many resources and tools available for students at JCCC. Our community college offers one-on-one learning experiences, personalized tutoring services, and smaller class sizes.

The Financial Aid office at JCCC can help to provide support for those looking to pursue student loan and/or scholarship opportunities. There are many options available to help lower students’ out-of-pocket expenses each semester.

Our Academic Counseling and Career Development Center can both help students achieve the highest standard and create a plan for what they want to do post-graduation.

If you would like to transfer your credits to another university, JCCC can make the process as easy as possible for you.