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Jackson College
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Eng 080 - Reading Essentials
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English 080 Reading Essentials Winter 2006 Instructor Dr Ted Miller Email Ted Miller jccmi edu Phone 796 8597 Office hours in BW 241 2nd floor Walker Hall Monday through Thursday 3 00 4 30 dropping in is okay though I may be busy making an appointment is recommended and appreciated Textbook and Supplies 1 The Townsend Thematic Reader by Hayes McAlexander 2 Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom 3 Spiral notebook single subject college rule size 8 x 10 4 A folder for loose papers 5 Some books of your own choosing that you will read for pleasure and tell us about Course Goals In this course you will 1 Improve your reading comprehension We ll test you at beginning at end 2 Make connections between what you read and your own experiences 3 Write clear summaries of what you read 4 Learn effective study strategies 5 Combine information from several reading sources e g for culture project 6 Read for pleasure and for information personal reading culture project text Principles of reading skill development 1 The more you invest time and effort in reading the more your reading skills will develop 2 Reading differs from watching TV in that it requires vigorous mental activity Be alert and actively seek out what the author wants to say by asking questions making guesses and predictions reflecting on ideas and drawing on your own knowledge and experience as you read 3 Pay attention to how the author organizes ideas noticing heading titles bold or italicized words central themes patterns etc Noticing how writers organize their ideas can also make you a better writer Associate Degree Outcomes The JCC Board of Trustees has developed a list of essential skills which all of its associate degree graduates will enhance during their college experience The Board has said JCC s goal is to prepare students to live productive and meaningful lives Implicit in this goal are efforts to prepare students to a live and work in the 21st century b be employed in situations which will require retraining



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