Reading Strategies to Support Student Learning

 

Reading Strategies to Support Student Learning

When: Thursday, October 6, 2016 10-11:30 am, ILC 136

Facilitators: Lindsay Hansen (Asst. Prof. of Practice) and Brad Jacobson (Writing Support Specialist)

Description: Academic reading poses unique challenges: students are expected to question, compare, and use new information while also working with discipline-specific vocabulary and writing styles. Especially when writing assignments emerge from course texts, these reading challenges can compound to create poor grades and a negative attitude about learning.

This interactive workshop introduces instructors to research-based strategies for helping students build their academic reading skills and engage more deeply with course texts. Workshop participants will explore a number of reading-to-write exercises and discuss how incorporating these or similar exercises could work in their class to support a positive learning environment. Participants will leave with specific strategies for incorporating reading assignments in their classes.

Workshop Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to employ a variety of strategies to engage students with class texts and gauge student learning.

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