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Reading Department

Why Study Reading in College?

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Reasons for Enhancing College Reading Skills

Reading bullet College study requires critical and analytical reading and writing.
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Why Reading Matters

No Child Left Behind has directly influenced teaching to the test. Entering first year students have been taught to fake reading but not to comprehend and analyze text.


SAT Reading comprehension scores are lowest on record. 44% of underrepresented students account for this statistics.


Recent statistics from the US Department of Education illustrate a decline in adult literacy. Adults are experiencing difficulty with document literature, such as pamphlets and informational sheets used in everyday life.


31% of university graduates are unable to critically read and analyze advanced texts.

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Reading Department Chairperson

Kristin Skager

Office: F-11G
Hours: By Appointment
E-mail: skagerkristin@fhda.edu
Phone: 408.864.8477


Last Updated: 6/5/15