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Department of Reading & Study Skills

“Reading helps you connect, think, judge, decide and contribute. If you read, everything is within your reach. Reading and effective literacy are fundamental to social cohesion, individual opportunity and personal success.” National Year of Reading Mission Statement

Contact Information

Division: Arts and Humanities
Division Dean: Veronica Delcourt
Division Secretary: Delzora Mabra
Office Assistant: Barbara Murray
Tel: 914-606-6963
Division Office: AAB 509

Department Chair: Meralee Silverman
Tel: 914-606-6678
Office: AAB 523

Mission Statement

The mission of the Reading and Study Skills Department is to promote the success of our diverse student population by providing strategies to develop proficient reading skills and effective learning techniques that encourage independent learning and personal growth.

Department Goals

The goals of the Reading and Study Skills Department are to

  • teach students to read college level material
  • familiarize students with college resources
  • provide students with tools and techniques to succeed in all college courses
  • prepare students to communicate in a diverse and global environment
  • encourage collaborative learning
  • provide an environment that fosters innovative and professional development

Reading Courses

College Success

Success Team

Course Offerings 

Foundations of College Reading
READ 93
0 credits
3 class hours
Offered every semester

Analytical Reading
READ 105
3 credits
3 class hours
Offered every semester
Online section available

College Success
COLSC 101
3 credits
3 class hours
Offered every semester
Online section available