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. OTP 070 requires a combination of lecture/laboratory instruction for a total of four hours per week. Laboratory work will involve supervised instruction based on diagnostic pretesting. A grade of C or better must be earned for advancement to COS 101.