• Unit 1: Active Reading

    You will begin this course by reviewing the benefits of active reading. Successful students – and successful readers – approach reading with strategies to help them get the most out of their reading. These students actively look for main ideas and major themes, words they do not understand, and the purpose (why the piece was written) of what they are reading. In this unit, we will cover strategies to improve your active reading skills. Active reading will help you increase reading comprehension and will ensure that you retain the content. This unit will also cover creating a basic sentence and prewriting techniques to help improve your writing.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 14 hours.

    • 1.1: Active Reading

        • 1.1.1: Active Reading Strategies

        • 1.1.2: Active vs. Passive Reading

        • 1.1.3: The Reading Environment

        • 1.1.4: Taking Effective Notes

      • 1.2: The Main Idea

          • 1.2.1: Identifying the Main Idea

          • 1.2.2: Supporting the Main Idea

          • 1.2.3: Topic Sentences

        • 1.3: Sentences

            • 1.3.1: The Basic Sentence

            • 1.3.2: Strategies for Variation

            • 1.3.3: Sentence Types

          • 1.4: Prewriting

              • 1.4.1: Introduction to Prewriting

              • 1.4.2: Prewriting Questions

            • 1.5: Active Reading Practice

            • Unit 1 Assessment