Course ID: 01066AY17-OD
Credits: 0.5
Term: On Demand 2016-17


Course Description:

How will reading impact your future?  How does reading shape the world around us?   This course will help you answer that question and prepare you for college and career success. Reading is a vital skill in the information age where we are constantly bombarded with a stream of information.  Being able to determine and comprehend the main idea in this constant flow is imperative to success in both the academic world, and in the world of work. Discerning fact from opinion and bias from objectivity will empower you to make better life and work decisions and effective note taking and summarizing will help you achieve your goals in higher education and in the career of your choosing. This course will provide you with the necessary tools to be an active member of a 21st century world where success in reading often equates with success in life.

Topics & Concepts:
Discerning the Main Idea • Identifying Clues Within Texts • Effective Summarization • Note Taking Applications • Choosing Your Note Taking Style • Free Choice Reading • Web 2.0 Skills • Recognizing Organizational Patterns • Decoding Signal Words • Understanding Cause and Effect • Compare and Contrast • Styles of Analysis • Implications of Tone • Recognizing Bias and Opinion • Persuasive Language Tools • Making an Inference • Predictions, Questioning and Context • Connotations and Allusions • Hidden Hints in Writing • Preparing for the CPT and College Entrance Tests

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