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Alexander, Roberta : San Diego City College
Lombardi, Jan : San Diego City College
I. BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL STUDENT.
Raising Issues: Setting Your Goals and Reaching Them.
Reading: I Can't Accept Not Trying, Michael Jordan.
1. Getting Started.
Reading: Positive Self Esteem.
Managing Your Time.
Short and Long Term Goals.
Reading: Think Big, Benjamin Carson, M.D.
Preparing to Read.
2. Joining the Academic Community/Becoming an Active Reader.
Reading: A Reading Autobiography, Maxine Hong Kingston.
Reading is a Process: Pro.
Reading: The Essence of Active Reading.
Reading: Some Reflections on Reading.
Reading: Learning to Read (Exercise).
Reading: Effective Speaking and Listening.
Reading: Journeys of Achievement and Vision.
II. LEARNING AND EDUCATION/ MAIN IDEAS.
Raising Issues: Learning to Learn.
Reading: Building a Better Brain.
3. Learning and Expectations/Topics and Main Ideas.
Topics vs. Main Ideas.
Stated Main Ideas.
Stated Main Ideas in Longer Paragraphs.
Stated Main Ideas in Short Essays.
Reading: Active Participation.
Reading: Broaden Your Perspective.
Reading: In Praise of the F Word.
4. Problems and Solutions/Unstated Main Ideas.
Identifying Unstated Main Ideas.
Reading: Participating in Small Groups.
Unstated Main Ideas in Longer Passages.
Reading: The Most Important Day.
Reading: A Third of The Nation Cannot Read These Words.
Reading: The Best Teacher In America.
Reading: Blowing Up the Tracks.
Reading: The Education of Bernice Belizare.
III. PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT/SUPPORTING DETAILS.
Reading: Exposure to Chemicals and Human Fertility.
5. Our Environment, Our Future/Main Ideas and Supporting Details.
Recognizing Supporting Points.
Recognizing Supporting Details.
Reading: Toxins in Our Backyards.
Reading: Toxic Metals, Dioxins, and PCBs.
6. Protecting Our Environment/ Major and Minor Supporting Details.
Using an Outline.
Writing a Summary.
Reading: Changing the Balance of Life in The Water.
Reading: An Assessment of Risks.
Reading: How Species Become Extinct.
Reading: The Garbage Crisis.
IV. OUR CHANGING FAMILIES/ PATTERNS OF ORGANIZATION.
Raising Issues: What is a Family?
Reading: My Husband's Nine Wives.
7. Families in History and Around the World/Examples.
Chronological Order, and Definitions.
Patterns of Organization in Longer Passages.
Reading: Housework in Victorian America.
Reading: Marriage and Family: An Overview.
8. The Family in The Community/Comparison/Contrast andCause/Effect.
Reading: It Takes a Village.
Cause and Effect.
Reading: The Single-Parent Family.
Reading: Reform Should Make Room for Dad.
Reading: What Good Families Are Doing Right.
V. OUR COMMUNITY AND WORKPLACE/INFERENCES AND FACTS VERSESOPINIONS.
Raising Issues: Living in Communities.
Reading: Planting Seeds, Harvesting Scholarships.
9. Growing Up In Neighborhoods/Inferences.
Recognizing Inferences in Visual Images.
Inferences in Longer Passages.
Reading: Codes of Conduct.
Reading: Codes of Conduct (Cont).
Reading: Beacon Schools: A Model For Community Development.
10. Work and the Community/ Facts vs. Opinions.
Recognizing Facts and Opinions.
Reading: How to Get an Internship.
Reading: The Power of Popular Music.
Reading: Gender Inequality: Employment.
Reviewing Your Skills.
Reading: Firms Helping to Prepare Students for Working World.
Reading: Careers for the 21st Century.
Reading: Houses from Scratch.
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