On Reading Well

Fall 2021
Olympia
Evening
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 Credits per quarter
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Good reading skills are essential to college study. What are the best means of reading well—forging deeper and more rewarding relationships with books, especially in an age of endless electronic distractions? In this class students will build their skills and understanding via a range of highly effective strategies, including rereading, textual analysis, response writing, and recitation. Together we will apply these practices to three masterful explorations of the human heart, each with an eye to the workings of society as well: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, and Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. The overall objective is to become more resourceful, effective, and insightful readers.

To participate successfully in this course, students will need a consistent high-speed internet connection and a reliable laptop computer or tablet. Expect 3.5 hours of Zoom contact time per week; we will also make use of Canvas in conducting the class. The faculty will offer alternative assignments, as appropriate, if conditions prevent students from attending some of our online meetings. Join us and expand your access to the world of reading!

Registration

Fall 2021 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

(4): 10137

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory For
humanities and education
Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

Time Offered
Evening
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First Meeting

Remote/Online
Location
Olympia