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Critical Reading in Higher Education

Academic Goals and Social Engagement

by (author) Karen Manarin, Miriam Carey, Melanie Rathburn & Glen Ryland

foreword by Pat Hutchings

Indiana University Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2015
Higher, Reading & Phonics, Research
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Faculty often worry that students can't or won't read critically, a foundational skill for success in academic and professional endeavors. "Critical reading" refers both to reading for academic purposes and reading for social engagement. This volume is based on collaborative, multidisciplinary research into how students read in first-year courses in subjects ranging from scientific literacy through composition. The authors discovered the good (students can read), the bad (students are not reading for social engagement), and the ugly (class assignments may be setting students up for failure) and they offer strategies that can better engage students and provide more meaningful reading experiences.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Karen Manarin is Associate Professor of English at Mount Royal University.

Miriam Carey is Associate Professor of Policy Studies and in the Academic Development Centre at Mount Royal University.

Melanie Rathburn is Associate Professor of Biology and General Education at Mount Royal University.

Glen Ryland is Assistant Professor in the Department of General Education, Faculty of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University.

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