Checkpoint - Reading and Comprehension

Checkpoint - Reading and Comprehension - without the kids,...

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Reading and Comprehension Main Points from “8 Secrets to a Knockout Business Presentation.” Find a relevant fact beyond your topic Give them the unexpected Practice your delivery over and over Always explain words and acronyms Leave the jokes at home Do not rely on your slide projector to run the show I did not have a specific approach to the reading. I just sat down and started. As usual when I sat down to start doing serious reading in the evenings I go in my bedroom. I always go there, because my husband keeps the children away so I can get peace and study in a quiet environment. Going into my bedroom is the first way I minimize distractions. When I am in the family room the children want my attention focused on them and they do whatever they can to see that happens. Therefore, by going into a different room I eliminate that right away. The second way I minimize distractions is to make sure I do not turn the TV on. Sometimes there might be a show on that I like to watch and having the time with myself
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Unformatted text preview: without the kids, gives me the opportunity. It poses a big distraction when I am reading, so I make sure to fight the urge to turn the TV on. Focusing on the article, I did not find it emotionally involving. I have never giving a business presentation, so I cannot relate to the topic. In another class, I will be giving my first proposal, so I think the information might come in handy. The reading purpose I employed was Purpose 3: Read for practical application. Vocabulary Words: 1. Cognitive: a) Concerned with acquisition of knowledge; Relating to the process of acquiring knowledge by the use of reasoning, intuition or perception b) Relating to thought; relating to thought processes 2. Protagonist: a) Main character; the most important character in a novel, play, story or other literary work b) Leading figure; a main participant in an event such as a contest or dispute...
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