Students practice the fundamental aspects of college-level reading skills. These include understanding, identifying, and restating main ideas, sequence patterns, cause-and-effect relationships, and fact or opinion statements. This course emphasizes dictionary skills and vocabulary development as well as basic outlining and summary-writing techniques. ISP 070 requires a combination of lecture and laboratory instruction for a total of four hours per week. Laboratory work will involve supervised instruction based on diagnostic pretesting. This course is a requirement for students placing into the Developmental Program based on the entering student assessment test.