Teaching Students to Read Critically

Wiebke Deimling, CTL Graduate Fellow, Philosophy

Thursday, March 21 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 305

Summary: Students’ fruitful engagement with texts is often key to their success in class. In this workshop we will find strategies for helping students develop better reading skills. Questions we will pursue include the following. What difficulties do students encounter in following and in working through a text? What is critical reading as opposed to what we might call ordinary reading? What questions should students bring to a text in reading critically? What are virtues of a critical reader? We will address these questions both at a general and at a discipline specific level and we will develop a template for worksheets that can help students with critical reading.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.