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What does cri look like stallworth

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

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