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Reading Levels

​​​​Once you have taken the placement test, you can prepare yourself for the beginning of the semester by practicing your independent reading skills. The following chart shows which level of reading will be expected of you.
 
Class LevelIndependent (by yourself, without help)Instructional (with the teacher's help)
Grammar, Reading and Writing 2 Easy readers*  News for You*
Grammar, Reading and Writing 3 News for You * Reader's Digest*
​Grammar, Reading and Writing 4 Reader's Digest* Newsweek and Time magazines*
Composition and Reading 1 / Sentence Analysis and Construction Newsweek and Time magazines* Newsweek / Time editorials
Composition and Reading 2 A wide variety of college-level reading


* Easy readers are available in the OCC Library. 
* News for You will be provided in Grammar, Reading and Writing 2 and Grammar, Reading and Writing 3.
* Reader's Digest is available in supermarkets.
* Newsweek and Time magazines are available in supermarkets.