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I have been an instructor in the Reading Department since 1990.  I grew up in San Francisco, a first generation American of European heritage.  My educational background includes a BA in the Social Sciences from UC Berkeley and Masters degrees in Education specializing in Reading from CSU Hayward and Counseling Psychology from University of Santa Clara.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, improving the interior of my home, visiting art and historical museums, hiking, swimming, working out, movies, and travel.  I also like to go to musical concerts and plays.

My teaching goals include helping students develop reading, study, and learning skills for academic and professional success as well as reading for enjoyment.  Students read expository and narrative essays about contemporary personal and social issues important to making career, academic, and life decisions.  While I am serious about my goals, I try to make learning enjoyable.

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Reading 211

Reading 211 is designed to help students become proficient readers at the college level and gain the confidence and ability to succeed in achieving academic, career, and personal goals. Because students must be able to read well to be successful in all of their college classes, this course exposes students to various types of literature and teaches them to develop thinking skills to analyze authors' ideas, form, and support their own opinions about these ideas. In addition to improving reading comprehension, students work to expand their vocabulary, increase reading speed, take notes and prepare for examinations.

 Updated Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 8:31:22 PM by Marian Wronsky -
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