This course is designed to prepare you for typical reading tasks set in seminars. Different reading tasks (such as analysing a poem for a seminar discussion, reading a novel for private entertainment, or preparing a report on a journal article) require different reading techniques, hence we will practise appropriate techniques for the extensive, selective and detailed reading of texts. Relevant techniques include dealing with unknown vocabulary, search-reading, skimming, close reading, understanding logical organization and evaluating arguments.
Please note: This is a Sprachpraxis module and NOT identical with the English / American Literary Studies module "Literary History: Reading Course".
This class will take place in person. According to the latest regulations, the German "3-G principle" (vaccinated, recovered, or tested) will apply.