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Unformatted text preview: 9/21/21, 5:27 PM Reading Strategies | College Success many college reading assignments (especially journal articles) are written in a similar style, you’ll gain experience studying their strategies and learning to emulate them. Exposure to different viewpoints: One purpose of assigned aca- demic readings is to give students exposure to different viewpoints and ideas. For example, in an ethics class, you might be asked to read a series of articles written by medical professionals and religious leaders who are pro-life or pro-choice and consider the validity of their arguments. Such experience can help you wrestle with ideas and beliefs in new ways and develop a better understanding of how others’ views differ from your own. ACTIVITY: DESCRIBING THE PURPOSE OF ACADEMIC READING Objective Describe the purpose of academic reading and what an instructor might expect of you after reading Directions Review the main types of academic reading and the purpose of academic reading. Imagine you are an instructor for a class. This could be a class you are currently taking or one you would like to see offered. Identify three academic readings that you would assign to your students. Explain why you would assign these works and what you would expect your students to learn or do after reading them. Follow your instructor’s guidelines for submitting assignments. … 6/15 ...
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