Questions we try to help all students answer:

What is your / the reading purpose?  What is the author's purpose?

What is your plan for reading? What is the author's plan?

What is your perspective about the reading? What is the author's perspective?

What will make you most successful as a reader?

            We believe successful readers:

  1.     Answer comprehension questions about reading selections

  2.     Identify topics of paragraphs and longer selections

  3.     Identify and articulate main ideas of paragraphs,
whether they are directly stated or implied

  4.     Identify and articulate theses for multi-paragraph selections,
whether they are directly stated or implied

  5.     Identify major and minor supporting details

  6.     Identify common writing patterns

  7.     Formulate correct definitions of selected vocabulary words
using context clues

  8.     Apply critical reading skills, especially to materials which contain
    an author’s opinion

  9.     Answer questions about selections when information is
not directly stated

10.    Apply successful reading strategies to both print and digital texts

For more information, questions, or to comment on this website, please contact 
Dr. Megan Bolinder, Student Reading Center Director.