Why improve your reading skills in college?
Reading is important and it’s most of the work you’re supposed to do in college. Note that we’ve said “supposed to do.” Interestingly, there seems to be a strong split between professors and students when it comes to the importance of reading in college courses. According to a 2006 survey of Business professors and students, “ninety-five percent of the professors compared to 52.4% of the students believe that reading the textbook is important or very important to course grades.”
Let’s assume for now that the professors are right about this, and that reading is one of the keys to doing well in a college course. Easier said than done! This module will help you find strategies to read more effectively, so that you feel better prepared for class and more engaged with the material.
Writing Workshop: Your Working Document
Every component of the working document will be introduced throughout this module in a blue box such as this one.
Open The Working Document now and keep it open as you progress through the module.
- Go to the assignment for this module in your LMS. Click on the link to open the Working Document for this module as a Google Document.
- Choose “file” then “make a copy” to make your own version of the document. If you prefer to download it as a word or other file, you may.
- Rename it as “YOUR NAME: Working Doc – Writing Essentials” and move it to a folder where you can easily find it.
- Next, go to the sharing settings and change it so that “Anyone with the link can comment.” This will enable your instructor to make comments on the document.
- Now hold onto this document—we’ll need it soon! (You’ll submit the link to your instructor once you’ve completed the Writing Workshop activities).
- Braguglia, K. H. (2006). Perceptions of Reading Assignments: A Comparison of Business Students and Professors. Journal of College Teaching & Learning (TLC), 3(3). doi:10.19030/tlc.v3i3.1735 ↵