East Los Angeles College
English Department

Reading Course Offerings for Spring 2021

 
Course
Days
Times
Professor
Reading 101 (Section 17389)
Online
T/TH
Synchronous
(with live class) 10:35am to 12:00pm
Shana Pacheco
Reading 101 (Section 18312)
Online
T/TH
Synchronous
(with live class) 9:00am to 10:25am
Lauren Figueroa
Reading 101 (Section 18313)
Online
M/W
Synchronous
(with live class) 9:00am to 10:25am
Shana Pacheco
Reading 101 (Section 18314)
Online
T/TH
Synchronous
(with live class) 1:45pm to 3:10pm
Lauren Figueroa
Reading 101 (Section 18316)
Online
M/W
Synchronous
(with live class 10:35-12:00pm)
Lauren Figueroa
Reading 101 (Section 25249)
Online
Tuesdays
Synchronous
(with live class 6:50pm to 10:00pm)
Shana Pacheco
Reading 101 (Section 18315)
Online
Asynchronous
(no live class)
Lauren Figueroa

Reading 98 (Section 18492) and (Section 18493 LAB) 

Online
M/W
Synchronous 
(with live class)
10:35am to 12:00pm and 12:00pm to 12:30pm (LAB)
Greg Mena
LATE START CLASS BEGINS MARCH 8th 2021!
Reading 101 (Section 25250)
Online
Asynchronous
(No live class)
Shana Pacheco

If you are currently taking a full semester writing course (such as English 101, English 102 or English 103) and feel you would like to improve your reading comprehension, take Reading 101 as a late start class to help you improve!  Questions? Contact your our Reading faculty!

Spring 2021 Semester (Feb 8th to June 7th 2021)

Reading

We Focus on how to read. Not how much you can read! READING 101.

In college, we are faced with all different kinds of readings, written at all different levels of understanding. It is important that you, as students, have the tools to tackle even the hardest books and textbooks because not reading in college is not an option. And the skills and strategies for reading last far longer than college; they last long into your careers and are tools you can pass along to your families. The goal of the English Department's Reading courses is to promote student success by providing opportunities to review basic reading skills and develop critical reading strategies that encourage independent learning and personal growth.  These courses help students reflect on how to best apply these strategies in their college classes so that they can master the material in their textbooks, not be overwhelmed by it!

East Los Angeles College
English Department

Reading Course Offerings for the 2021 Winter and Spring Sessions

The English Department's Reading Courses:

Reading 98 (4 units)

This class provides strategies and skill-building in being a college student. While there will be some basic overview of study and note taking skills the course will focus on the soft skills of: collaboration, communication, self-responsibility and resilience in the face of obstacles. Additionally the course will cover  reading fiction and non-fiction for both understanding and the ability to connect a reading to a theme.  Additionally, the class will look at non-fiction texts and examine the author’s purpose in a text and analyze how the claims are developed. We know these skills will be useful to students as they continue their work in the new English sequence.

Reading 101 (3 units)

In Reading 101, students can expect to focus on the following:

  1. Understanding how arguments are constructed, so that the reader can see how some authors may try to persuade/ manipulate them to agree side with their biased opinion.
  2. The ability to break an argument apart to see what is there and what might be missing
  3. Develop skills to analyze visual arguments.
  4. Understanding what an argument is and how it works in relation to our everyday lives.