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ESL 031 Reading III

Credits: 0
Prerequisites: none

This course prepares the students for undergraduate academic reading. The students learn how to write longer summaries, critically analyze text, and develop context specific vocabulary. Students will also be taught such skills as recognizing topic sentences, supporting details, and the outline used in paragraphs and essays, as well as getting meaning from context, the significance of punctuation, and the importance of parts of speech. Students begin reading with natural intonation. Students participate in class discussion about what they have read. The students do extensive reading to build reading fluency. A deeper interaction with undergraduate textbooks is conducted in preparation for undergraduate studies. The different parts of an academic journal are learned so students are more prepared for academic research, and they will also learn how to navigate the library for such research.