Effective Reading Seminars

Effective reading seminar requirements  

First requirement

Students will need to complete all four College Success Seminars listed:

  • College vocabulary development
  • Enhancing your reading comprehension
  • Textbook reading strategies
  • Choose only one from this list
    • Increasing your reading rate
    • Note-taking strategies
    • Technical textbook reading
    • Test-taking strategies

Second Requirement  

Please call (269) 387-4442 to schedule a testing time with the Academic Resource Center. Bring a picture ID and a #2 pencil. You must complete item #1 listed above before you will be allowed to take the test.

Students requesting accommodations for a disability must provide documentation for Disabilities Services for Students. This letter, which outlines the applicable student needs, must be received one week prior to accommodations being provided and should be sent to:

Marilyn Duke
Academic Resource Center
1280 Ellsworth Hall
Western Michigan University

1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5303 USA

A sample version of the reading test is available at 1305 Ellsworth Hall, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.