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Onward Courses, Labs and Degree Credit - Reading

About Onward Reading Classes


Onward Reading courses are designed to teach the basic skills and strategies for success in future classes, most of which require careful reading and thorough comprehension. Credit for these courses will not count toward a degree, but they do count toward financial aid and all UMaine add/drop and withdrawal policies. The course grade may count toward “testing out” of ENG 101 and receiving three credits.

ONR 12: Introduction to Academic Reading

This course is designed to help you become better at analytical reading, as well as to prepare you for the CLEP History exam should you choose to take it.    Many of the readings, exercises and assignments will offer you the opportunity to develop new reading strategies, improve reading comprehension as well as develop a deeper understanding of history and maximize your college learning experience. 3 credits.

ENG 131: Nature of Story

Explores the fundamental activity of why and how we create, tell and read/listen to stories.  Readings may include selections from folk tale and myth, saga and epic, drama and novel, film and song, poetry and essay–from the ancient world to the modern, from the western cultural tradition and from a variety of other cultures. 3 degree credits.

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Onward News

2015 Onward Information Sessions

Dates will be posted in Fall 2014. In the Onward Information Sessions, Onward participants will share their personal experiences as students attending the University of Maine in the Onward Program. Staff will be available to answer questions about financial aid, coursework, work load, and more.Light refreshments will be served. All sessions take place in 125 East Annex on the University of Maine campus. A tour of our facility is included. Reservations are not needed, but are welcome. Call 581-2320 for more information.

Onward 1st year student helps keep veterans warm

Patrick Herbert, a first year Onward student and veteran, has started a coat drive for veterans. Check out the newscast here.

The Onward Program has two new instructors! We welcome Sara Sheppard as our Instructor of Developmental Reading and Writing and Todd Zoroya as our Instructor of Developmental Mathematics. Check out Sara and Todd's pages on the CSP Staff Links.
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Contact Information

Onward Program
125 East Annex, University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-2320 | Fax: (207) 581-4252E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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