ACE College Reading for Success: American Identities

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

College Reading for Success: American Identities focuses on helping incoming freshman students to strengthen their reading skills and strategies in order to maximize their academic performance at UIC. As a subject for college-level reading and class discussion, the course employs readings on American Identities that explore the roles of historical events, immigration, race and ethnicity, and language in the ongoing development of American culture. During this course, students develop their skills in:

    • critical thinking as it applies to reading of college-level texts
    • interpreting both persuasive and informational texts
    • identifying thesis and purpose statements and evaluating supporting information
    • recognizing the use of logical, emotional, and ethical appeals
    • developing a college-level vocabulary
    • engaging in academic discourse through classroom discussion

Students in American Identities are expected to carefully complete reading assignments and actively participate in class discussions focusing on the readings and related matters. The course involves no formal grading of student performance. However, class attendance and participation will be recorded, and self-assessment quizzes and individual conferences will be used to help students gauge their progress in enhancing their reading skills.

 

PROGRAM DATES

June 26-July 26, 2017

 

PROGRAM DAYS AND TIMES

Two sections scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays:
Section 1: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Section 2: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

PROGRAM LOCATION

Lincoln Hall (LH) 103
707 S. Morgan

 

WHO SHOULD REGISTER?

All Summer College students are welcome to enroll in College Reading for Success: American Identities.

 

REGISTRATION

Day(s): Monday and Wednesday
Time(s): 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jon Mann
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)
2900 SSB
1200 W. Harrison Ave.
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-413-0031
Email: jsmann@uic.edu
Website: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ace