Reading and Basic Education

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Phone: 516.572.7464
Fax: 516.572.8966
Location: Tower 5th Floor
Chairperson: Cheryl Novins

All matriculated students placing in remedial Reading, English and Math are offered a place in the Basic Education Program (BEP). Students are required to successfully complete this program before being permitted to register for the next level of courses in Reading, English and Math. All students who take the placement test and score RDG 001 or RDG 002 are required to enroll in the course in the first semester of attendance. Successful completion of each course is required. If RDG 001 is the original placement, RDG 002 is required unless the student is exempted by meeting Department standards.

For students who speak English as a second language, the Department of Reading and Basic Education offers a reading course at the college preparatory level of instruction. This reading course is part of English as a Second Language Program at the College. See the English Department for writing courses and Communications Department for conversation and pronunciation courses. Students are placed individually at appropriate levels through a reading placement test. The Department also offers credit reading courses.

Course Descriptions

View the Reading and Basic Education Department's course descriptions in the current College Catalog.

Basic Education (BEP)
Reading (RDG)

Lab/Help Centers

The Reading and Basic Education Lab/Help Centers are department resources that provide the students with reinforcement and tutorial services.

The contact information for the various facilities is as follows:

Reading 001

Building M, Rm 207

Reading 002

Building M, Rm 201

BEP Reading/Writing

Building V, Rm 110

BEP Math

Building V, Rm 112

BEP Students with Disabilities

Building V, Rm 111

ESL Reading

Building M, Rm 209

Long Island Writing Project

The Long Island Writing Project (LIWP) is an official site of the National Writing Project, part of a federally-funded network of 200 sites nationwide and eight sites in New York State. Through our work with teachers in Nassau and Western Suffolk counties, we seek to improve writing, reading and learning in area schools. Since our inception in 1993, over 1000 teachers have participated in our programs.

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