Micro-Credential Credit Bearing

Micro-Credential in
Academic Reading


Course Category:

Academic Development Skill, English Language Skills

Mode of Delivery: 

Conventional / ODL

Language of Instruction:


Level of the Course:

Year 1


Not Applicable

Credit Value:

3 credits


14 Academic Weeks

Total Learning Hours:

120 hours


In this course, learners will develop their critical reading skills by the close reading of a variety of texts, including novels for Young Adults, short stories, e-mail correspondences, newspaper and magazine articles, and letters. Learners are also expected to write summaries and paraphrases displaying their understanding of the text’s gist.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate ability to read, comprehend and respond with insight to a variety of texts from short stories, novels and magazine/newspaper articles, to types of correspondences commonly circulated at work, or amongst friend’s acquaintances.
  2. Use textual and contextual clues to interpret texts and draw inferences.
  3. Demonstrate ability to summarize and paraphrase material from a longer text.
  4. Demonstrate ability to source for and use information published on the Internet and in conventional print sources, and understand how to acknowledge the usage of such information, using the APA Style format.

Assessment Methods 
and Types:

Quiz 20%, Homework 20%, Midterm 30% & Final Exam 30%

Content Outline:

  1. Skimming: Understanding the main ideas of paragraphs & making inferences
  2. Finding the right meaning & identifying fact and speculation
  3. Finding supporting ideas & Analysing causes and effects
  4. Scanning for key details, reflecting critically, & identifying pros and cons in a passage
  5. Evaluating a writer’s attitude & understanding multimodal text
  6. Understanding prefixes & evaluating reasons
  7. Taking notes & Reading interviews and profiles
  8. Making inferences from an interview & reading news articles
  9. Recognizing subordinating conjunctions, understanding mood, & reading a personal narrative
  10. Predicting content, topic sentences & avoiding plagiarism
  11. Using reference material, searching the internet efficiently
  12. Finding information for more than one source, identifying language rephrasing and giving examples
  13. Distinguishing between facts, speculations and reported opinions
  14. Reading longer texts 

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Entry Requirement:

Minimum Age: 18 years old

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