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Student Reading Center

Burns Hall 1016


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Our Reading Workshops for Spring 2016 meet on
most Fridays at 10:30 a.m. in Burns Hall 1019.

Please join us!

        February 12:    KWL5WH: Cracking the Code of Reading Comprehension
                with Memorable Acronyms

See a complete reading workshops schedule for Spring 2016.



NWACC offers Writing Workshops Too!
Wednesdays at 3:00 in BH 1008 Thursdays at 3:00 in BH 1015
Fridays at 9:30 in BH 1020


February 10, 11, 12    

 Comma Splices and Run-ons

What the Reading 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, Student Reading Center Director.