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Listen: Critical Reading is a Foundational College Skill

Critical reading is a central, foundational college skill, essential to all courses. In this interview with Nathan Loewen, Catherine Roach talks about teaching critical reading and how she pushes students to “ruminate” and become better readers and thinkers.

Some of the questions asked:

  • In what classes do you emphasize this skill?
  • How do you explain critical reading to your students?
  • How do you teach students to read critically and make connections across texts?
  • What challenges do you encounter while teaching critical reading and thinking?

About the Speaker

Catherine Roach is a New College professor of cultural studies and gender studies. She has over two decades of teaching, research, and publication experience on gendered fantasy spaces in American popular culture.