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  • a remedial reading course
  • ...more than 600,000 of the freshmen who arrived at U.S. colleges this fall—remarkably, 29% of the total—are taking at least one remedial reading, writing or math class.
    John Cloud  --  Time, 2002  --,9171,1003430,00.html(retrieved 01/20/10)
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  • Eric, despite the remedial classes he was in, would have been one hell of a chess player.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • Eleanor would get put in remedial gym first.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • I once asked Mrs. Brown if the California boys could come into the schoolhouse and work with some of the kids on remedial reading.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • ůsmart," how wise she was and how much life she had lived and how unfair I was to judge her and look down on her without bothering to get to know her; but while I sat half listening to him talk, and half watching an old noir movie on television (Fallen Angel, Dana Andrews), I couldn’t help thinking about how he’d met Kotku in what was essentially Remedial Civics, the section for students who weren’t smart enough (even in our extremely non-demanding school) to pass without extra help.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I consume this, noting every intersection and side street, but it’s remedial stuff.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • She cried every Saturday when we did remedial stuff.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers

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  • Of course, with intensive remedial potions and charms and a bit of luck, we can produce some improvement.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • You are now entering the sixth month of our one-year remedial lesson in life.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • Mitzvah-gathering, mensch remedial training.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • They were all leaving the next day for seven weeks on the Seton Hall campus to participate in a remediation and preparation program required for all students accepted into the PreMedical/Pre-Dental Plus program.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • Liberation theology, with its emphasis on the horrors of poverty and on redressing them in the here and now, its emphasis on service and remediation, seemed to fit the circumstances of Haiti.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • She’d discovered that many of the students in her class weren’t as far along as they should have been in most of the core subjects, and she’d had to scale down the plans a bit and incorporate more remedial work.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • But the sure years reveal the deep remedial force that underlies all facts.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • And the remedial measures they think up are hardly adequate for a common cold.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Some might say remedial infantry.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • She pulled out a remedial English test, and gave it to him.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • In the next place, the abuses would often have completed their mischievous effects before the remedial provision would be applied.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Mom’s job was teaching remedial reading in an elementary school in Davy, a coal-mining camp twelve miles north of Welch.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • OK, what I’ll say is, I’m fully aware that my overdraft is slightly larger than it should be, and I’m planning to take remedial action within the next few days.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • I sat in the hall with my back against the wall and read my American history textbook (kind of remedial reading for me, to be honest) until Alaska showed up and sat down next to me.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Carmela’s son had spent a year in the basket-weaving class and another year in remedial reading and a third year falling down a flight of stairs and recovering in bed, three meals a day in bed, and he lived with his grandparents now, upstate.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The class was Remedial Speech, and I accepted my own presence there if only because of the very trouble I had pronouncing it.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Remedial training may be in order for some of you," he deadpanned, wagging a finger in the direction of several plump women sharing a tartan blanket.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • "Remedial action" sounds very good.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • If anybody asks, you are taking remedial Potions.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Til let you know in the usual way when the next one is,’ Harry said over and over again, ’but I can’t do it tonight, I’ve got to go to — er — remedial Potions.’
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • ’You take remedial Potions!’ asked Zacharias Smith superciliously, having cornered Harry in the Entrance Hall after lunch.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The remedial reading program was going to lose its funding, and the principal would be either furious or just plain disgusted.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • In my daily work I incline to repeat my old steps, and do not believe in remedial force, in the power of change and reform.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • If the legislative authority, which possesses so many means of operating on the motives of the other departments, should be able to gain to its interest either of the others, or even one third of its members, the remaining department could derive no advantage from its remedial provision.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Potter is here for a little remedial Potions.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Malfoy mouthed, ’Remedial Potions?’ at Harry behind Snape’s back before following him.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • At least he had twenty-four more hours in which to practise; he knew he ought to feel grateful for the narrow escape, though it was hard that it came at the expense of Malfoy telling the whole school that he needed remedial Potions.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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