Learn how to help students become expert readers at Feb. 7’s UCITE session

Reading is a complex phenomenon. At basic level, it a skill acquired fairly easily in early childhood. By the time students come to college we usually can be confident their acquired skills allow them to function at a minimal level for college.

But that level of reading skill only qualifies students as “novice readers” who can read texts to glean information. That is not adequate for success in the modern world or even to do exceptional work in college. For that, students must become “expert readers,” which requires a more complex set of skills.

During the next UCITE session, leaders will discuss the differences between novice and expert readers and how to help students make the transition from the former to the latter.

That discussion will take place Thursday, Feb. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library building (please use the Adelbert Road doors).

Pizza and sodas will be provided at this session. RSVP to ucite@case.edu.