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ELIUP 063 Read and React IV • 4.5 Cr.


Emphasizes reading, related discussion, and critical thinking. Lengthy pieces of fiction and non-fiction are read, interpreted, evaluated and discussed. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the ELI program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Reading
    • Confirm or revise predictions made prior to reading a passage
    • Draw conclusions and make inferences from a reading
    • Identify author’s point of view in a reading
    • Analyze fiction through identification of plot, character, setting, theme and use of figurative language
    • Analyze non-fiction by recognizing rhetorical organization and types of support used in development
  • Discussion
    • Respond appropriately to questions about readings
    • Clearly express an opinion relevant to the content of a passage
    • Support views with reasons and evidence
    • Extend and/or apply the ideas expressed in a reading
    • Summarize passages
  • Critical thinking
    • Use inductive and deductive reasoning to come to logical conclusions about a reading
    • Identify significant similarities and differences between readings
    • Synthesize information to create new ideas and opinions
    • Recognize one’s own biases and values and acknowledge the perspectives of others
  • Study
    • Find specific materials in the library and on-line

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