introduction to college reading ENGL_106-lecture_2_spring2009

Introduction to college reading ENGL_106-lecture_2_spring2009

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Intro to Reading Strategies Part 1 – Active vs. Passive Reading, Critical Thinking and Bloom’s Taxonomy Part 2 – Concentration, Attention and Some Active Reading Strategies
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Part 1 - How we read Single-step approach to reading Open book -> read -> close book
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Active Reading Active reading is remembering, understanding, and using or interpreting what you are reading. Active reading involves activities that take place before, during, and after reading.
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Before Reading Figure out what you are going to read about What am I going to be reading about? If not sure, make a prediction (guess). Look at how the material is organized Flip through the pages to see if there are bold headings, titles, chapters, drawings/graphs, vocabulary helpers, etc. Determine what is important and should be remembered What am I trying to learn from this? Establish your purpose for reading For fun? To learn something new? To gain ideas or knowledge on a particular topic? Try to be specific. (McWhorter 2005)
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Find key ideas Ex. – if you are reading about a famous person, their accomplishments will be more important than their eye color or shoe size. Try not to focus on minor details. Think – is it going to matter if I remember this detail? Find support for key ideas Is there evidence/research/details that prove the point EX. – “Fish Friday is the best place to get lobster.” Is this published somewhere or is the statement supported by opinions of those who have eaten lobster at Fish Friday and other places in Grenada. (McWhorter 2005)
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Introduction to college reading ENGL_106-lecture_2_spring2009

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