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ELI 510 Academic Reading and Vocabulary Acquisition -- ONLINE

This innovative course is offered fully online after one required in-person meeting. It is an asynchronous online course, which means that you can complete online assignments according to your own schedule, as long as you meet weekly deadlines. You will develop strategies to read texts in your discipline more quickly, efficiently, and accurately. You will learn to read more analytically and critically and improve the range and sophistication of your vocabulary. Some students choose to work on the pronunciation of key discipline-specific terms. This course may be ideal for you if you are a busy graduate student with a heavy reading load. The course is customizable, which means that you can select the most useful course activities for you, with guidance from your instructor. For more information, please contact the instructor:

Course activities include:

  • Online discussions

  • Application of new reading strategies to reading you’re already doing

  • Exploration of vocabulary self-study websites and apps

  • Short presentations or video blog posts

  • Short written summaries and critiques

  • Vocabulary feedback on writing you’re doing for other courses or in your research

  • Optional in-person meetings with the instructor and other students

(2 credits)