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Reading Department

Why Study Reading in College?

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Karen: READ 200

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Reasons for Enhancing College Reading Skills

Reading bullet College study requires critical and analytical reading and writing.
Reading bullet Strong reading skills are essential to success in writing.
Reading bullet Reading classes improve success and transfer rates to four-year colleges.

 

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Why Reading Matters

No Child Left Behind has directly influenced teaching to the test. Entering first year students have been taught to fake reading but not to comprehend and analyze text.

 

SAT Reading comprehension scores are lowest on record. 44% of underrepresented students account for this statistics.

 

Recent statistics from the US Department of Education illustrate a decline in adult literacy. Adults are experiencing difficulty with document literature, such as pamphlets and informational sheets used in everyday life.

 

31% of university graduates are unable to critically read and analyze advanced texts.


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Reading Department Chairperson

Anne Argyriou

Office: PE6-66
Hours: By Appointment
E-mail: argyriouanne@deanza.edu
Phone: 408.864.5340

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Last Updated: 7/19/12