Mary Dimon (1991) asked developmental reading specialists questions about the definition of reading and about their courses. How would you answer these? M. Maxwell What Is Your Definition of Reading I. It is a behavior to be reduced to parts which are then combined. 2. Depends on rules of oral language so they may be applied to print. As readers anticipate meanings, they construct new meaining. 3. An activity of reconstructing experience, reading brings meaning to print, so reading aloud confirms reading has happened. 4. Generic form of behavior, creating meanings through senss modalities and totally dependent on experience. 5. A linear activity in which learning to read comes before reading to learn. It has three separate stages: association, consolidating, and reading to learn. How would you define a college reading course? 1. Legitimate subject for a college catalog. 2. A part of study skills. 3. Dependent on the subject matter to which it is applied so should be offered with a specific course or as part of tutoring. 4. Dependent on a person's ability to think and problem-solve so should be included in psychology or physics course. 5. A combination of 1 and 2 6. A combination of 3 and 4. Which policy changes would you suggest to support to accommodate a budget reduction: 1. Decrease reading courses and increase tutoring. 2. Offer only study skills courses 3. Cut reading courses in half and use content faculty to implement their courses with special help for poor readers. 4. Eliminate all study skills classes, keep one reading cource and substitute tutor- supervised study groups. Other?