Many college students are required to enroll in remedial or developmental classes because it is believed that they are at-risk: their abilities are insufficient for the demands of college work. Once classified as at-risk, these students usually find themselves in reading classes designed to improve comprehension, reading speed, vocabulary, study skills and/or content area reading.
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