Techniques for Learning Textbook Material

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Techniques for Learning Textbook Material 1) HIGHLIGHTING - a means of identifying important information. Your goal in highlighting is to identify and mark those portions of an assignment that are important to reread when you study that chapter. 2) ANNOTATING - making notes in order to keep track of your impressions, ideas, reactions, and questions as you read. Annotating is a method of recording your thinking about the important ideas. Reviewing your annotations will help you form a final impression of the work. 3) PARAPHRASING - restates a passage's ideas in your own words. You retain the author's meaning, but you use your own wording. 4) OUTLINING - an effective way to organize information and
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Unformatted text preview: discover relationships between ideas. It forces you to select what is important from each paragraph and determine how it is related to key ideas in other paragraphs (Roman Numerals, Letters and Numbers) 5) MAPPING - a process of drawing diagrams to describe how a topic and its related ideas are connected. It is a means of organizing and consolidating information by using a visual format. 6) SUMMARIZING - a restatement of the important points of a passage. It does not include all the information in the passage (unlike paraphrasing). A summary includes the important points in your own words....
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