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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 8: Read Notes Objectives: Understand the value of reading and identify whether you are an active or passive reader Calculate and understand your reading speed and how it affects your study time. Apply strategies to increase your reading comprehensive Understand the skills associated with effective reading, including dictionary usage, fixation and locating main ideas. Understand the use the SQ3R method of reading Items that are effective for reading An open mind Pencils or pens The material youre reading A highlighter Paper or tablet Dictionary Type of reading style: Passive or Active Active reading is a mind-set. Attitude you have before reading Things to do to improve reading skills: (if done they can even triple your reading time) Mark Highlight Take notes Look up words Reflect on what you have read Comprehend what you read Obstacles for not being able to read the average 250 words per minute- 1. Not concentrating on the passage 2. Vocabulary words with which you are not familiar 3. Stopping too long on given single words ( called fixations) 4. Not reading often enough to build your speed...
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