• Courtney Stempinski

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Courtney's Bio:
    I'm an Elementary Education major at CSS. I also plan to minor in Spanish. Having done PSEO, I came to CSS with more than 60 credits. I'm part of Volunteers Involved Through Action (VITA), Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF), and other clubs! Dance has been part of my life for 10 years, and now I'm trying to fit it into my schedule again. I love spending time watching Supernatural and Once Upon a Time, and reading Harry Potter and other great books. I live in a suite with 3 other girls, and we are always finding something fun to do around campus!

  • Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

  • Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

What if You Couldn’t Read?

Obviously if you couldn’t read, you probably wouldn’t know what message I just communicated in my writing. This was a topic discussed in my graduate courses this week. The courses have been focusing on why reading is important, how we personally use strategies in our reading, etc. I had to watch a video which – through written words – challenged us to not read anything for a day. It brought up several things wouldn’t be able to read: stop signs, prescription bottles, instructions, emergency signs, etc. My classmates and I also had to discuss how we read in our own academic lives. We were asked what strategies we used to make ourselves comprehend our reading. Many of us talked about highlighting or annotating our reading. I also suggested watching videos that take break down a topic for visual learners. I’m excited for what’s next! I feel like I’m actually learning stuff already.

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