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Developmental Reading & Writing: Developmental English / Reading

This guide is designed for Developmental English/Reading students and faculty.


This guide is designed for Developmental English/Reading students, faculty, and staff.

Need Help?

Want to improve your reading, writing, or math skills? The Marlboro Individualized Learning Lab and Tutoring Center at Prince George's Community College provides extensive resources for students and faculty. Labs are located on the Largo and at the University Town Center campuses. Free tutoring services are provided by the tutoring staff composed of instructors, professional tutors, and peer tutors. 

Services provided:

  • Tutoring
  • Group tutoring
  • Guided Study Groups

Developmental Reading

The Developmental Reading and English program provides students with an opportunity to strengthen their skills in reading comprehension, grammar, writing, and critical thinking. Students take Developmental Reading and English in order to prepare for credit level English, and all courses with a reading prerequisite at the college. The Developmental Reading and English program also emphasizes study and test-taking strategies, and computer laboratory skills - all important for success in college.


Coursework covers aspects of reading, language, and composition skills including:

  • Subjects and verbs
  • Fragments and run-on sentences
  • Sequences of tenses
  • Sentence structuring
  • Writing clear and effective paragraphs
  • Vocabulary comprehension
  • Identifying main ideas, details, and facts vs. opinion ​​

Department Information

Department Chair:

Paul S. Madachy 

Marlboro Hall
Room 3053

(301) 546-0567


Developmental English / Reading Department