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ELIUP 073 Read & React V • 4.5 Cr.


Emphasis is on authentic material at a high level. Students read, interpret, evaluate, and discuss adult/college level fiction or non-fiction. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the ELI program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Read and React 5 replicates Read and React 4 and is distinguished by longer readings, increased quantity of reading, more complex readings, and a more advanced research component.
  • Reading outcomes
    • 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, style, tone and language
    • Analyze non-fiction by recognizing rhetorical organization, types of support, style, tone and language
    • Discussion and critical thinking outcomes
    • Respond appropriately to questions about readings
    • 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 to other situations
    • Summarize and paraphrase a reading
    • Identify significant similarities and differences between situations, characters, and outcomes
    • Synthesize information to create ideas and opinions
    • Recognize one’s own biases and values and acknowledge the perspectives of others
    • Use evidence and logic to question and analyze information
  • Study skills
    • Find specific materials in the library and on-line
    • Evaluate the quality of internet resources for authority, objectivity, accuracy, currency
    • Cite sources using an MLA format

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