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EDUC 1150 Critical Reading and Writing: Beyond the Gist (Summer: 3 )

Course Description

This course is designed for a) incoming first year students that need critical reading/writing strategies to understand/write about difficult texts required in literature, philosophy, and other reading/writing-intensive Core courses; and b) rising sophomores that experienced difficulty passing reading/writing intensive courses. Instruction will address literal, interpretive, and applied reading comprehension strategies, identifying critical themes; questioning the text; visualizing and physicalizing text; responding to informational texts and texts in different genres; developing, supporting, and writing arguments; understanding the specific, functional, and conceptual meanings of vocabulary; reading visuals; test-taking strategies; citing references. All reading materials will be drawn from actual texts used in Core courses. The critical reading and writing skills of prospective students will be assessed prior to admission into the course.

Instructor(s): Audrey Friedman

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Apr-18