ACE College Reading for Success

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

College Reading for Success (CRS) focuses on helping incoming freshman students to strengthen their reading skills and strategies in order to maximize their learning experience and academic performance at UIC. CRS employs readings from a variety of academic disciplines to help 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
• Developing a mature vocabulary in order to fully understand college-level texts
• Note-taking and test-taking with respect to reading assignments

During Summer College 2020, CRS will be conducted in a fully online format via a videoconferencing platform supplemented by UIC email. Students participating in CRS will need reliable Internet access and an electronic device that can accommodate videoconferencing (preferably a PC or laptop/tablet computer with a webcam, or if necessary, a smartphone).

 

PROGRAM DATES

June 29 - July 29, 2020

 

PROGRAM DAYS AND TIMES

Two sections scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays:
Section 1: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Section 2: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

WHO SHOULD REGISTER?

All Summer College students are welcome to enroll in this program.

 

REGISTRATION

Day(s): Monday and Wednesday
Time(s): 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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