Reading Refresher Course
DSU offers an online reading refresher course for students who want to improve their academic reading skills. This self-paced, self-review course focuses on a number of essential skills, including active reading, vocabulary, summarizing, inference, tone, and critical thinking.
The reading refresher course is an independent study of the reading skills necessary for success in the college classroom. To begin, students will complete a pre-test, designed to help determine strengths and weaknesses, and then complete a series of units based on the pre-test results. Unit topics include active reading, vocabulary, main ideas, supporting details, patterns of organization, outlining and summarizing, critical thinking, purpose and tone, inferences, note taking, memorization, and reading textbooks.
To complete the course, students must have access to online materials, including an access code for MyReadingLab. A tour of the MyReadingLab site is available at http://www.myreadinglab.com/tours-and-training/take-a-tour.html. Information regarding MyReadingLab registration and navigation will be available on the Desire2Learn course website.
Cost: $50 plus any course materials
DSU declared major students - no charge for course only
Access code to MyReadingLab is required by all students - available from the DSU Bookstore