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Chapter 8 Learning from College Textbooks
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Chapter Objectives Define active reading, and discuss active reading strategies and textbook reading systems to use with college textbooks. Define and discuss the seven organizational patterns used to organize details in paragraphs. Explain and use strategies to read and interpret six kinds of graphic materials.
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Active Reading Active reading is the process of using effective strategies to engage working memory to achieve specific reading goals. Discussion Points: Active reading places heavy demands on WM. Active reading demands undivided attention. Active reading cannot be done quickly.
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Active Reading Strategies See Figure 8.1 Commit to the reading process. Create a mindset that reflects your intentions. Create a plan of action. Read with a pencil in your hand. Use knowledge of writing structures and organizational patterns. Distinguish between factual knowledge and procedural knowledge. Learn how to read and interpret graphic materials. Use all available resources: textbook materials and website materials, supplementary videos, computer software, study guides, tutors, and study groups.
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Finding Meaning in Difficult Text Adjust your strategies. Adjust your reading rate. Use knowledge of writing structures: unity, coherence, and adequate development. Be persistent: reread, analyze, look for relationships, find main ideas, identify details. Verbalize by reading and talking out loud. Ask yourself questions. Chunk up or chunk down. Use available graphic materials. Convert information into pictures.
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The Steps of SQ4R
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The Steps of SQ4R
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Formulate Questions after Surveying Step When to Use Details Q 1 Before reading •Convert headings and subheadings into questions.
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