"Read, read, read." – William Faulkner, author
Reading is an essential part of the higher education experience. Most courses require a significant amount of reading, so you will want to be fully prepared. The Academic Literacies department offers reading courses to prepare you for credit coursework. Our courses are offered at various times and locations to meet your needs. We look forward to working with you!
5 equated credit hours.
Explore and critically evaluate a variety of academic texts. Identify, discuss and write about abstract ideas from a variety of complex academic texts. Expand and connect readings to other meaningful texts, to the world and to the lived experiences of the students. Develop an understanding of the writing process in order to produce authentic academic writing, thus preparing students for success in college-level reading and writing.
Forrest Caskey, associate professor
Erica Heflin, Ed.D.
Donna Packer-Kinlaw, Ph.D.
English, Academic Literacies & Communications Support Coordinator
The Academic Literacies Lab, located in Andrew G. Truxal Library Room 108, is designed to promote academic growth and excellence. We want to make sure that you are approaching college-level learning with confidence. Visiting the lab can help you strengthen academic skills, develop general learning and study strategies, and improve academic success. Our tutors are committed to meeting you where you are, and helping you accomplish your educational goals.
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Follow the instructions below on how to enroll in the online Academic Literacies Lab and request a virtual tutoring session.
Contact Associate Professor Forrest Caskey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding the Academic Literacies Lab.
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