Exercise Your College Reading Skills: Developing More Powerful Comprehension

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Through the familiar and motivating metaphor of sports, Janet Elder ( Opening Doors, New Worlds) provides students extensive opportunities to learn, apply, and reinforce essential reading skills.

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Janet Elder was graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin with a B.A. in English and Latin. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was the recipient of a government fellowship for Southern Methodist University’s Reading Research Program, which resulted in a master’s degree. Her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in reading is from Texas Woman’s University, where the College of Education presented her the Outstanding Dissertation Award. She established the Richland College Honors Program and directed it for many years. She periodically serves as a member of the teaching teams in honors English and humanities courses. She has served ona task force that reevaluated Richland’s college-wide writing program. She received the Extra Mile Award from special services students, has been her division’s Piper Award nominee for excellence in teaching, and in 1993 received an Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. She used a recent sabbatical to create multimedia instructional materials. In addition, Dr. Elder and Dr. Gonnet co-authored the reading section of How to Prepare for the TASP, 2/e, a study guide for entering college students who must take the Texas Academic Skills Program Test.Dr. Elder serves as a presenter at many professional conferences.

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