READ 110 POWER READING ONLINE  

READING INVENTORY AND PERFECT READER ESSAY ASSIGNMENT (see question #14) 

READING INVENTORY AND PERFECT READER ESSAY ASSIGNMENT (see below) 

Please complete the following and, unless otherwise indicated, all written work for this course in pen.

Name: ________________________________           Phone: ____________________

Major:  __________________________                                

1.         What are some of the reasons you decided/were guided to take this course?

 2.         Do you enjoy reading?

What do you enjoy reading most (newspapers, magazines, fiction, non-fiction, etc.)?

Do you enjoy writing?

3.         Do you read a newspaper daily?             If so, which one(s)?

4.         Do you have online access at home?                      At work?                        Other?

How much time do you spend each week reading online?

How much of that time is devoted to reading email/texts?                       

Internet?

Other?

Describe the types of online documents you usually read. 

5.        What do you think is the average number of books you read annually?

List a few of the books you have recently read.

6        Are you aware of any problems with your vision? E.g., glasses, bifocals, contact lenses, visual perception difficulties?

7.         Is this your first semester in college?

What was the name of the last school you attended?

Year attended?

8.         What other courses are you taking this semester?

9.       Approximately how many hours per week are you working this semester?

10.       Will your job, major, and/or current course load require much reading?            Explain briefly.

11.       Is there anything else I should know about you and/or your reading and writing which might interfere with or promote your success in this course?

12 a.  What do you think are the areas of weakness in your reading ability? If you can not identify areas of weakness, indicate areas you would like to improve. Please try to be specific, i.e., vocabulary, identifying the main idea, comprehension, concentration, memory, study skills, reading rate, etc.

12 b.   Which of the objectives listed for this course do you feel will be most useful to you? Why?

13.       To what extent do you experience test anxiety?

0          1          2          3          4          5          6          7          8          9          10

no                                                                                                                    high

problem                                                                                                           anxiety

 14.    How are your study skill/study habits?

0          1          2          3          4          5          6          7          8          9          10

excellent                                                                                                          lousy

 

Perfect Reader Essay Assignment

            In an essay of at least four paragraphs describe the following:

a.     What is your definition of an expert/ideal/perfect college level reader?

b.     Analyze your current reading/learning skills and compare/contrast your abilities

      and attitudes to those of your ideal.

c.     What improvements would you like (or do you need) to make in your

      reading/studying abilities and habits?

d.     Set specific goals for improvement this semester, long term, ongoing.

 Answer on a separate sheet using pen or word processor.  Keep in mind that every time you communicate in writing you should use your very best writing style and avoid, as much as possible, careless errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

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