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What Are They Reading in College? College Basic Skills Course Books

College Basic Skills Course Books

The books below were found at the Open Syllabus website.  Open Syllabus has collected lists of books & other readings assigned in over 6 million classes at 4,700 colleges in the U.S. and many other countries.  I’ve used the Open Syllabus “Galaxy” visualization to create the list below of books used in many college “Basic Skills” courses, including only those books available free online at the Internet Archive.

Course Books for ‘College Basic Skills’

Joining a Community of Readers: A Thematic Approach to Reading. Roberta Alexander

Opening Doors: Understanding College Reading. Joe Cortina, Janet Elder

On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life. Skip Downing

See our Books on Exam Preparation and Study Tips

Becoming a Master Student: Tools, Techniques, Hints, Ideas, Illustrations, Examples, Methods, Procedures, Processes, Skills, Resources, and Suggestions for Success. David B. Ellis

Reading for Results. Laraine E. Flemming

See our Collected College Guides, and Books about Entrance Exams

Your Guide to College Success: Strategies for Achieving Your Goals. Jane S. Halonen, John W. Santrock

Practicing College Learning Strategies. Carolyn H. Hopper

See our Books on Higher Education

The Confident Student. Carol C. Kanar

Academic Reading. Kathleen T. McWhorter

College Reading and Study Skills. Kathleen T. McWhorter

See our Self-Help and Self-Improvement Books

Bridging the Gap: College Reading. Brenda D. Smith

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