ACE College Reading for Success: American Identities
College Reading for Success 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 mature vocabulary in order to fully understand college-level textx
- 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 has no cost, carries no graduation credit, and involves no formal grading of student performance. However, class attendance and participation will be recorded and reported to Summer College, and both self-assessment quizzes and pre and post-evaluations will be administered to help students gauge their progress in enhancing their reading skills.
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
Lincoln Hall, Room 304
Lincoln Hall, Room 305
WHO SHOULD REGISTER?
All Summer College students are welcome to enroll in this program.
Day(s): Monday and Wednesday
Time(s): 10:30 am - 12:00 pm