Strategic Reading is one of the four skills series in the CDTL Communication Skills Programme (the other three series being: Professional Writing, Critical Listening, and Public Speaking), aiming to establish students as expert readers for life-long learning.
This series promotes reading as a mode of communication in which readers participate in the exchange of information encoding and decoding. Readers/Students are encouraged to communicate with the text, the author, themselves, and others by reacting to the ideas texts present. To understand the ideas as closely as they are intended by the author, and to determine the value of texts/ideas, are the chief duty of academic readers who are equipped with the right skills to decode meaning and extract information for learning.
Because the know-how of skill usage depends largely on the way students/readers respond to texts, Strategic Reading series introduces a wide range of texts and authors from which students learn the language art and exercise the skills to read. Currently this series comprises nine workshops to cover different stages of the reading-thinking process that will feed to the writing process.
In the Special Term of 2012 (18 June -30July), Strategic Reading Series is offered to undergraduate students only.