Academic Reading I
This course is not active. Please contact Department Chair for more information.
Students will receive instruction in the following areas, using reading materials selected from a variety of academic contexts and covering a range of topics:
- Identifying main ideas
- Differentiating main ideas from supporting details
- Drawing inferences and determining implications
- Distinguishing fact from opinion
- Identifying cause and effect
- Recognizing author’s tone, intent, and point of view
- Making generalizations
- Making comparisons and synthesizing ideas from different sources
- Compiling a brief report based on a lengthy article or book
- Critically evaluating ideas in text
- Conducting library research
- Participating in class discussion
- Developing flexibility in reading speed
- Using context to determine meaning
- Making a short oral presentation
Classroom instructional mode will vary with instructional goals. Lecture, large-group discussion, small-group discussion and learning activities, cooperative learning, and individual learning activities may be employed. Lab tutorial and scheduled individual appointment time will be available as appropriate. Student-directed learning outside of the classroom will also constitute a component of instruction.
A mastery model of evaluation will be used. Progress will be monitored in an ongoing and cumulative fashion by the instructor, based on written and oral demonstrations of skill. Course credit will be granted on the basis of achievement or course objectives as demonstrated by satisfactory completion of course assignments. Satisfactory progress and undertaking of independent learning are expected. Specific feedback will accompany completed assignments, and more general feedback on progress will be provided periodically by the instructor as appropriate.
The aims of this course are for students:
- To develop and practice effective strategies, skills, and approaches to reading that are directed at the improvement of comprehension of academic text.
- To broaden and deepen general as well as content-specific knowledge in order to improve comprehension.
- To demonstrate comprehension of text both orally and in written form.
- To participate in group discussion and to work cooperatively in an academic setting.
Students may be required to purchase a textbook.
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|Institution||Transfer Details for ENGU 0360|
|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|