Wendy Pickering C 227 B
Office Phone: 425-564-3143
Office Hours: M – F: 11:00 - 12:00
Class Hour: M – F: 12:30 – 1:30, R 305
Read & React emphasizes the kind of reading that you will encounter in academic classes at an American college or university. The intent of the class is to prepare you for academic success by building on the reading skills you acquired in the lower levels and analyzing a variety of subjects with longer readings. You will also read for pleasure and engage in sustained reading of a single broad subject. The course will include written responses to and discussion of various readings.
When the course is finished, students should be able to:
demonstrate comprehension of academic texts with general education content from a range of disciplines.
adjust reading strategies according to textual demands and reading purposes.
· analyze the use of facts and examples to support and explain generalizations, statements of theory, and implicit main ideas or assumptions.
· develop vocabulary by applying effective strategies to clarify, analyze, and learn the meaning of new words in nonliterary text.
· interpret the use of figurative language in literary text.
· discriminate, select, learn and use important words pertinent to specific academic reading contexts.
· interpret an author’s purpose, point of view, or tone when reading a text.
· apply a variety of critical thinking skills through reading, such as making and articulating plausible inferences, interpretations, implications or consequences.
· apply effective study skills.
Topics for Today, 3rd Ed., by Smith and Mare
The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd
A 3-ring binder for keeping and organizing the materials for this class.
An English-English Dictionary
GRADED WORK AND FINAL GRADES
Participation, Attitude and Effort 10%
Reading and Vocabulary Tests 40%
Homework Assignments 30%
Grading Scale: A = 93 – 100
B = 84 – 92
C = 75 - 83
D = 70 – 74 (Repeat class; good effort)
F = 0 – 70 (Repeat class; poor effort)
EXPECTATIONS FOR CLASS CONDUCT
Students With Special Needs:
If you require accommodation based on a documented disability, have emergency medical information to share, or need special arrangements in case of emergency evacuation, please make an appointment with DRC (Disability Resource Center). If you would like to inquire about becoming a DRC student, you may call 425-564-2498 or go in person to the DRC program office in B 132.
Students with mobility challenges who may need assistance in case of an emergency situation or evacuation should register with Disability Support Services, or review those needs with the instructor as well.