The focus of this course is on improving college-level reading skills. Students read and interact with complex texts including fiction, non-fiction memoir, articles, and books. Students also learn to employ a variety of reading strategies to enhance comprehension and critical thinking. Group 2 course.
Students are placed in this course according to placement guidelines set by NMC.
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Identify the components of the active reading process.
- Define the concept of the difference between main ideas and supporting details.
- Summarize a variety of texts.
- Comprehend reading material.
- Evaluate audience, purpose, tone and bias.
- Employ the active reading process on a variety of texts.
- Demonstrate skilled research practices when using online databases and the internet.
- Incorporate reading strategies to improve comprehension.
- Synthesize written information to support an original claim.
- Reconsider their own opinions.
- Based on course readings.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Apply critical thinking skills to recognize their own bias.
- Evaluate concepts presented in texts collaboratively with peers.
Learning How to Learn:
- Recognize the value of using diverse reading strategies for different purposes.
- Identify personal strategies for effective reading.
- Practice active reading strategies.