ENG 108 - Critical Reading Strategies

Course Description

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.

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Required Prerequisites

Students are placed in this course according to placement guidelines set by NMC.


ENG 99

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Human Dimension:
  • Apply critical thinking skills to recognize their own bias.
  • Evaluate concepts presented in texts collaboratively with peers.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Recognize the value of using diverse reading strategies for different purposes.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Identify personal strategies for effective reading.
  • Practice active reading strategies.