Critical Inquiry: Learn how to effectively read and investigate texts (e.g. academic papers, textbooks, literature, etc.) for your college courses. Develop an understanding of the link between reading and writing. Explore the thinking and writing processes in which you should be engaging before, during, and after reading to ensure that you process the information in those texts deeply, retain that information in long-term memory, and are able to apply that information as required during exams, essays, and papers.