East Los Angeles College
In college, we are faced with all different kinds of readings, written at all different levels of understanding. It is important that you, as students, have the tools to tackle even the hardest books and textbooks because not reading in college is not an option. And the skills and strategies for reading last far longer than college; they last long into your careers and are tools you can pass along to your families. The goal of the English Department's Reading courses is to promote student success by providing opportunities to review basic reading skills and develop critical reading strategies that encourage independent learning and personal growth. These courses help students reflect on how to best apply these strategies in their college classes so that they can master the material in their textbooks, not be overwhelmed by it!