Reading development

Most university courses require a great deal of reading and students with well-developed reading skills find it easier to cope with the demands of higher education.   The Reading Development Centre provides reading enrichment with a computerised reading program that builds reading fluency (learning to read at a fast pace while maintaining excellent comprehension). 

The Reading Development Centre administers the reading development component of ALDA/E 112/122  – a compulsory academic literacy module for all first-year students and students registering at the University for the first time.  Reading development is also available to senior students who want to brush up on their reading proficiency.  

 

 

Testimonials

As a first-year student of ALDE122, I would like to thank the reading lab for assisting me with my reading. At first, I was struggling and I could not read fast, but through their support and lessons, I made great progress. Thank you very much, reading lab team.  

(Reading speed tripled and comprehension doubled in three months.)

Well, I am grateful. Reading lessons have improved my reading speed. It really helps!  

Reading speed improved from 85wpm to 280+, with 90%+ comprehension, within two months)


Reading centre contacts

 

Mafikeng Campus

Nomasomi Morule
+27 (0)18 389 2058
nomasomi.morule@nwu.ac.za
Building A3, Block D, Office G79

Potchefstroom Campus

Jeanette de Swardt
+27 (0)18 299 2901
Building E8, Room K21

Vaal Triangle Campus

Jani Kuhn
+ 27(0)16 910 3680
Building 13, Split level 3, Room 302