Reading

The Developmental Reading program is designed to improve a student's ability to effectively read and comprehend college-level material. Reading skills that are developed include finding topic, identifying the main idea, using context clues, identifying and marking supporting details and recognizing writing patterns. Critical reading skills include distinguishing fact from opinion, making inferences, determining purpose and tone and evaluation of an author’s argument. The following links are resources to help all college students who wish to improve their college reading skills:

Web Links
Reading and Study Strategy for College Textbooks
http://louisville.edu/a-s/students/ssw/Chap13-3.html

How to Read a College Textbook
http://www.bookrags.com/articles/24.html

Reading College Texts-Bucks County Community College
http://www.bucks.edu/~specpop/reading.htm

Concentrating and Reading
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/study/focus.html

ACT’s COMPASS Sample Reading Questions
http://www.act.org/compass/sample/reading.html

Note-Taking Strategies Note Worthy Note-taking Presentation
http://extend.unb.ca/wss/notetext.htm

Virginia Tech Note-taking tips
http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/notetake.html

5 Tips for Effective Note-taking
http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/academic/notes-tips.htm

Taking Notes From Lectures
http://www.d.umn.edu/kmc/student/loon/acad/strat/ss_notetaking.html

English-Zone.com
http://www.english-zone.com/study/notes.html