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Academic Reading

This 8-week online course is designed to allow students to develop the skills that are required to read academic texts actively through the development of reading strategies and vocabulary. This course focuses on strengthening essential academic reading skills such as identifying main ideas and supporting details, supporting claims through in-text evidence, and synthesizing information through summarizing and paraphrasing.

This online course will help students meet these main goals:

  • Identify main ideas, supporting details, and genre of given readings
  • Discuss perspectives of a fiction or non-fiction work to support claims
  • Develop academic vocabulary through word study and context clues
  • Learn to accurately summarize information and paraphrase texts

Course Cost: $400

Please email CELAC staff at for more information.