What Is College Reading?

Edited by Alice S. Horning, Deborah-Lee Gollnitz, and Cynthia R. Haller
Copy edited by Brandy Bippes. Designed by Mike Palmquist.

CoverArguing that literacy instruction is the work of all teachers, K-12 and beyond, this collection offers replicable strategies to help educators think about how and when students learn the skills of reading, synthesizing information, and drawing inferences across multiple texts. What Is College Reading? will be of interest and practical use to any educator facing the need to offer more for students as they exit their high school career and begin the journey of post-secondary education. The contributors describe work in both disciplinary and cross-institutional settings, providing a wide range of instructional approaches and strategies.

Table of Contents

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Front Matter

Introduction, Alice S. Horning

Part 1. Cross-Institutional Approaches to Theory and Practice in College Reading

Writing to Read, Revisited, Chris M. Anson

Reading as Transformation, Brian Gogan

Creating a Reading-Across-the-Curriculum Climate on Campus, Pam Hollander, Maureen Shamgochian, Douglas Dawson, and Margaret Pray Bouchard

The Un-Common Read: Perspectives from Faculty and Administration at a Diverse Urban Community College, Jennifer Maloy, Beth Counihan, Joan Dupre, Susan Madera, and Ian Beckford

High-Profile Football Players' Reading at a Research University: ACT Scores, Interview Responses, and Personal Preferences: An Update, Martha Townsend

Reading about Reading: Addressing the Challenges of College Readers through an Understanding of the Politics of P-12 Literacy, Justin Young and Charlie Potter

Part 2. Disciplinary Approaches to Theory and Practice in College Reading

Utilizing Interdisciplinary Insights to Build Effective Reading Skills, William M. Abbott and Kathryn A. Nantz

Getting to the Root of the Problem: Teaching Reading as a Process in the Sciences, Laura J. Davies

"Reading to Write" in East Asian Studies, Leora Freedman

Examining a Rhetorical Approach to Teaching Developmental Reading, Debrah Huffman

"O Father of Education, You Come with a Book in Your Hand:" The Ambivalent Status of Reading in a Two-Year Tribal College, Ildikó Melis

Multiliteracies and Meaning-Making: Writing to Read Across the Curriculum, Mary Lou Odom

Integrating Reading, Writing and Research for First-Year College Students: Piloting Linked Courses in the Education Major, Tanya I. Sturtz, Darrell C. Hucks, and Katherine E. Tirabassi

Afterword, Patrick Sullivan and Howard Tinberg


About the Editors

Alice S. Horning is Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Oakland University, where she holds a joint appointment in Linguistics. Her research over her entire career has focused on the intersection of reading and writing. Her work has appeared in the major professional journals and in books published by the WAC Clearinghouse, Parlor Press, and Hampton Press. Her most recent books include Reading, Writing, and Digitizing: Understanding Literacy in the Electronic Age published in 2012 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing and Reconnecting Reading and Writing co-edited with Beth Kraemer, published in 2013 by the WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press.

Deborah Gollnitz is Coordinator for Assessment and Program Evaluation in a K-12 public school district in the Midwest. After spending over ten years in the high school English classroom and several years as a leader in curriculum-technology integration, she pursued the study of feedback and the role it plays in student writing development. She comes to the instruction of English Language Arts through a love of writing and focuses on the importance of reading with full comprehension in the development of strong written language skills. Her current work includes oversight of her school district's K-12 ELA, World Language, English as a Second Language, and Reading departments.

Cynthia R. Haller, Professor of English and Faculty Fellow at York College/City University of New York, teaches writing and rhetoric and has served in a number of administrative positions, including Writing Program Director, Writing Center Director, WAC Coordinator, First-Year Composition Coordinator, Deputy Chair of English, and Interim English Department Chair. Her published articles have appeared in the journals WPA: Writing Program Administration, Written Communication, and Technical Communication Quarterly, and she has contributed chapters to Reconnecting Reading and Writing, Environmental Rhetoric and Ecologies of Place, and Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration Across Disciplines.

Publication Information: Horning, Alice S., Gollnitz, Deborah-Lee, & Haller, Cynthia R. (Eds.). (2017). What Is College Reading?. Across the Disciplines Books. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado. Available at http://wac.colostate.edu/books/atd/collegereading/

Online Publication Date: September 1, 2017.
Print Publication Date: October 22, 2018.

Contact Information:
Alice S. Horning: horning@oakland.edu
Deborah Gollnitz: gollnitz@comcast.net
Cynthia R. Haller: haller@york.cuny.edu


Review by Ingie Hovland for Reflective Teaching January 18, 2019

Across the Disciplines Books

Series Editor: Michael A. Pemberton, Georgia Southern University

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