Aims of the Strategic Reader
The Strategic Reader is designed for students, professionals, and others who feel overwhelmed by the volume and complexity of their reading or who find that they are not getting what they need out of their reading. The reader helps to develop a repertoire of active reading strategies, to cultivate a questioning mindset, to approach a text with a sense of purpose, to consider a text from a writer’s point of view, and to experience a sense of competence and confidence in their reading.
Topics and Components
Ten core topics:
Developing Awareness • Reading with Questions • Discerning Structure • Making Sense • Creating a Summary • Evolving as a Reader • Monitoring Your Understanding • Identifying Text Functions • Trusting Your Wits • Minding Your Memory
Includes: experiential lessons, Guided Eye Movement (GEMTM) videos, and practice readings, as well as metacognitive reflection to help students transfer the skills to their own reading.
Strategic Reader is an online, self-paced course, created by the BSC staff and recently published by Pearson Education.
Strategic Reader offers flexibility, convenience, and extensive practice.
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