On Reading Well

Fall 2016 quarter

Taught by

Steve Blakeslee
English, writing, literature
  • UG

This course will help students to develop clearer and more comprehensive understandings of literary texts, as well as to forge a more rewarding relationship with reading in general. In a supportive group environment, students will explore a range of reading strategies, including textual analysis, background research, response and summary writing, and recitation. Then they will apply these tools to an in-depth study of several works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature . Titles under consideration for Fall 2016 include Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 . Our overall goal is to become more resourceful, effective, and insightful readers.

Program Details

Fields of Study

literature writing

Preparatory For

humanities and education.

Quarters

Fall Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location

Olympia

Time Offered

Evening

Advertised Schedule

Thu 5:30-9:30p. First class meeting Thur, September 29, 5:30pm, Seminar 2 B3109.

Online Learning

No Required Online Learning