Snap Language

Getting Smarter through Language

Advanced Reading Course

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Overview

Reading is a very complex process. It involves not only recognizing words on a piece of paper but also understand how the writer put those words together to create meaning.

Many readers do not get past understanding the main ideas in a passage; however, writers put a lot more ideas into writing than a number of main ideas. Much information in a passage is “hiding” in subtle word meanings or in the way the writer put the ideas together.

In addition, reading should not be a passive activity, where the reader is simply a depository of the information the writer put into writing. Rather, readers should interpret what they read and read critically. They should make sense of the information with a critical eye; otherwise, readers have no control over what information is fed to them.

Objectives

You will learn about the reading process from understanding the vocabulary in passages and finding patterns in paragraphs to understand the author’s main ideas from the details to interpreting what you read and reading critically.

This lesson has several five parts. You are strongly encouraged to complete each portion sequentially.

Main Topics

These are the topics in the main portions of the course: