Students who are struggling with the required amount of readings and are feeling overwhelmed by the volume and complexity of their reading assignments, may benefit from a reading appointment(s) with the ASC reading specialist. During 1:1 sessions students may complete a diagnostic reading assessment, an informal reading evaluation, and receive individualized reading instruction and strategies. Please note this is a free service offered to all RIT students, faculy, and staff.
Additional reading resources are available here.
Access Services: Students needing interpreting services should submit requests through Access Services. Please be sure to provide enough advanced notice to accommodate your request.
Strategies offered aim to improve comprehension, vocabulary, textbook reading, and reading speed.
Please call the ASC office, 585-475-6682, to reschedule your appointment.
If you are a faculty or staff member, you can refer a student by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please inform the student that he/she will be contacted by an ASC staff person to arrange a meeting.
Include the following information in your referral:
No. All results are confidential unless you want them reported.
The reading instructor is not a content tutor. If you are struggling with the information, please see your professor.
It is recommended that you bring:
Speed is not the answer unless you have a photographic memory. The reading instructor can help you read better by helping you improve in the following areas: concentration and focus, information retention, finding the main idea, and time management. This will help you complete reading assignments and develop more effective reading strategies.