In this workshop, CWLT Assistant Director Rachael Shelden will discuss active reading strategies that will help you read more purposefully, efficiently, and effectively.
College reading presents significant challenges, both in the amount of material assigned and in the complexity of ideas presented. Students frequently remark that they have difficulty getting through the required reading in a course, that they have problems concentrating on the material, or that they cannot remember what they have read. They are expected to learn to read selectively, but carefully; to identify passages that require close reading; and to search out the implicit structure of a text. With all the varied demands of college reading, skimming shouldn’t be considered a “cheat” or a shortcut, but a necessary tool for survival—but only if you skim well.
Come join us and learn how to skim smart!