Provost Luncheon & New Faculty Seminar Series
Helping Students Read Effectively
Getting Students to Read, and Learn from, Disciplinary Texts*
One of the most surprising (and frustrating) aspects of teaching is how seldom students seem to do the reading. But the challenge is often deeper than just motivating students to read - we also need to help them learn the skills to do so effectively. Academic writing is so different from the kind of reading that students do, that its mere complexity can act as a deterrent to students’ reading. This discussion, facilitated by the Faculty Development Center and the Learning Resources Center, will focus on strategies both to motivate students to read and help them learn from their reading. Lunch will be provided.