Fall 2016
Come by Burns Hall 1016
to sign up for an appointment.


Contact Us
Jennifer Wheetley Cook jcook@nwacc.edu 


Academic Literacy Center

What the Academic Literacy Center Offers:

  • One-on-one consultation
  • Lab space for reading work and review
  • Referral services
  • Individual reading tasks to help students practice and master concepts presented in class
  • Computers, books, books on tape, and workbooks to help students employ successful reading strategies for a variety of skill levels
  • Practice using academic vocabulary
  • Support for faculty who want to focus on reading and writing in the curriculum


Reading is more than decoding printed words on a page. Reading is an active, communicative, multidisciplinary process that requires context and concentration. A reader should be able to comprehend, question, and possibly act as a result of what an author shares, through: understanding of specialized vocabulary, comprehension of main ideas, recognition of the organization, purpose, and tone of a text, and integration of personal experience to new knowledge.



For more information, questions, or to comment on this website, please contact 
Jennifer Wheetley Cook, Academic Literacy Center Director.