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  • 1. What College Readiness Looks LikeEnglish/Reading/Writing
    Dr. Stefeni Stallworth
    Adjunct-Faculty English
    Community College of the District of Columbia
  • 2. College Readiness
    -The term “college readiness” derives from discourse concerning
    how to best prepare students graduating from high schools
    throughout the United States for either college or career
    • Historically there has been a disconnect between the primary
    goal of secondary schools; assuring that students are college eligible
    (admitted to post-secondary institutions) and what post-secondary
    instructors require of students to be successful in entry level college
    -College readiness refers to students being able to meet the academic
    expectations that they encounter in entry level college courses.
  • 3. College Readiness in English
    College readiness in English is inclusive of critical thinking, research skills, as well as, reading and writing.
    Critical Thinking
    Analytical Analysis
    -Categorize information thematically
    -Go beyond facts presented in classroom lectures
    and readings
    -Note differences between description and summary
    -Move between general and specific ideas when
    examining information
    -Make connections across texts and points of view
  • 4. Critical Thinking cont…
    Critical Reflection
    -Perspectives beyond likes and dislikes
    -Able to answer point of view questions that may not have a
    right or wrong answer
    -Able to depend a position based on analysis of material
    -Able to integrate personal experiences and knowledge gained
    from material encountered in coursework
    -Able to assert opinions and ask bold questions
  • 5. Research Skills
    Information Gathering
    -Recording that which is meaningful and useful based on
    analysis of information presented
    Creating a Research Plan
    -Know what knowledge is desired
    -What position is being argued/proven
    -What sources might be used to answer questions
    -Distinguish the quality and reliability of information
    -Connect information from sources to support an argument
  • 6. Reading
    Interactive Process
    -Asking questions
    -Noticing patterns
    -Feedback through making notes
    -Critiquing material
    Requires Critical Thinking
    -Recognizing Thesis
    -How thesis is constructed
    -Whether or not its effective
    -Point of view/perspective on thesis
  • 7. Reading cont…
    -Comprehending what was read
    -Recognizing what pieces of information are important and
    relevant for assignment
    -Noting specific points that support student’s argument
    Familiarity with Literature
    -Knowledge of a variety of world literature
    -Understanding the range of writing from which collegiate
    literature courses will draw
    -Awareness of the cultural context
    -Ability to recognize various types of literature
    -Novel -Essays
    -Poetry -Short Stories
  • 8. Writing
    -Sentence structure
    -Understanding how grammar makes writing clearer
    -Express ideas concisely not simply to describe events
    -Consider the audience (who will be readers of writing)
    -Carefully select evidence used to support ideas
    -Understand how to support an argument well enough that
    a strong position emerges; recognizing the consequences of
    a particular position
  • 9. Writing cont…
    The Writing Process
    -Utilize prewriting exercises (brainstorming, mapping, etc.) to
    generate ideas concerning assignments
    -Utilize outline as a tool to structure and guide writing
    -Expressing ideas concisely accessing vocabulary
    -Editing is pivotal to the writing process