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Learning Services: Reading

Reading in an Additional Language


The key to being a good reader in any language is to read, read, and read some more! Even leisure reading may help you expand your vocabulary, increase your reading speed, and improve your comprehension. Use Rasmussen's learning resources to cultivate strategies that work for the different kinds of reading you will be doing in your courses and career.

New Student Mentoring

Reading Comprehension


College coursework requires a lot of reading, and there's only so much time in a day. Successful students read for understanding by implementing strategies that help them comprehend text as efficiently as they can while retaining the information. Learning new academic jargon while reading is important, but it's also critical to pay attention to the features of a given text and using pre-and post-reading strategies.

Reading Comprehension FAQs

Reading Comprehension Tutoring



Your coursework will become increasingly rigorous throughout your program, and learning the specialized terminology in your field and in academics in general will help you learn complex concepts as well as read and write effectively in your discipline. While inferring meaning from context clues is still a useful strategy, notice the jargon used in your field, study it as necessary, and incorporate it into your writing. 

Vocabulary FAQs

ELL Tutoring

Note Taking


Interacting with your course content and assigned readings by marking and annotating supports active reading and comprehension. Leverage existing technology to highlight within your e-books, and implement note-taking strategies to paraphrase what you read, formulate your thoughts, and draw connections between curricular concepts. At times, translating into your first language maybe be particularly useful, but strive to take notes in the language of instruction in order to practice new vocabulary and ensure clarity of detail. 

Note-Taking FAQs