Academic Literacy and Linguistics
Phone: +1 (212) 220-8307
Shane McConnell received his M.A. in Education at Hunter College, and his M.A. in English as well as his B.A. in English from SUNY Albany. Prior to his appointment as a full-time Lecturer, he taught at BMCC as an adjunct, and as a full-time Substitute Lecturer. His research interests include problem solving with critical thinking. He considers himself privileged to be a part of the BMCC faculty.
- This introductory college level reading course emphasizes improved reading comprehension through the practice of literal, inferential and critical reading skills, vocabulary development, writing, flexible reading rates, and study skills. A variety of materials is used to enrich students??A? basic understanding of reading.
- This advanced reading course is designed to help students master a full range of college-level reading and related skills, including critical comprehension, vocabulary, writing, flexible rates of reading, and study strategies. A variety of college-level materials is used.
- Critical Thinking (Same as CRT 100) is designed to develop the mind and help students learn to think clearly and effectively. Through substantive readings, structured writing assignments and ongoing discussions, students will examine concrete examples from their own experience and readings and contemporary issues in the media to learn how to analyze issues, solve problems, and make informed decisions in their academic, professional, and personal lives.
Research and Projects
- Looking in the Mirror of Inquiry: Knowledge in Our Students and in Ourselves,Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal, 2(1), pp. 7-20