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Reading - a complex interaction between the text and the reader - is not a simple task. It is a complex cognitive process of decoding in order to derive meaning. This process requires practice, development and refinement. If you are struggling with the required amount of readings and are feeling overwhelmed by the volume and complexity of the reading assignments, schedule a reading appointment in the Academic Support Center.
Please Note: Students needing interpreting services should submit requests through Access Services. Please be sure to provide enough advanced notice for Access Services to accommodate your request.
Please call the ASC office (585-475-6682) to reschedule your appointment.
If you are a faculty or staff member referring a student, please email 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:
Are the sessions free?
Yes. There is no charge for any of the reading services.
Are the screening results reported to my department?
No. All results are confidential unless you want them reported.
Will I need an interpreter?
No. The Reading Specialist can sign with you. However, if you would like to request services, please contact Access Services for your request.
Will the reading instructor help me with the content?
The reading instructor is not a content tutor. If you are struggling with the information, please see your professor.
Who can use this resource?
Undergraduate, graduate, part-time and full-time students can use this service. Faculty and staff are also welcome.
What should I bring with me?
It is recommended that you bring:
Are speed reading courses offered?
Speed is not the answer unless you have a photographic memory. The reading instructor can help you read better by improving your concentration and focus, retain more information, and manage your time better so you can complete reading assignments and develop more effective reading strategies.