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In any case reading of a printed text or an electronic text, a skilled reader: (a)"Reads with the purpose in mind; (b)"Previews the text to get an overview of the content; (c)"Activates his or her previous knowledge and makes connections between old and new information; (d)"Uses strategies to get the meaning of the text; and (e)"Self-monitors his or her understanding by asking questions, answering questions, and / or working on the exercises. "This topic has provided you with an insight into some basic reading skills which you can use in reading your course module or other materials in either print or electronic format. "You have to read more from other resources. Your module is just a guide to provide you with some basic information related to your course. "There are two main reading techniques, which are speed reading and slow reading. "Speed reading involves the process of scanning and skimming the text. "The analytical and critical approaches are used in slow reading. "SQ3R is a systematic approach for reading, which involves these steps – survey, question, read, recite and review. "Electronic reading skills involve knowing how to be mindful of the purpose of reading text, navigating text, discovering meaning and interpreting text. Analytical Skim Critical SQ3R Scan
"INTRODUCTION You will discover that throughout your course, you have to read various types of information resources such as your course module, handouts and notes from your tutors as well as a variety of reference materials in print and electronic format from the Tan Sri Dr Abdullah Sanusi Digital Library. There is no other way to deal with all the information resources that you have obtained and successfully retrieved from the various sources and resources except to reduce them to notes. In the context of learning at OUM, you will find that note-taking and note-making are part and parcel of learning, be it from the module, tutorials, books, journals or the Internet. You must, however, realise that note-taking and note-making do not mean taking down every word that the tutor says or copying verbatim every word found in books, journals and websites. TTooppiicc77Note-making and Note-taking SkillsLEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this topic, you should be able to:1. Differentiate between annotation, outline notes, column notes, mind maps and summary notes; 2. Develop skills in making notes from printed matter; and 3. Use the note-taking suggestions to develop good notes based on classroom discussions.
TOPIC 7 NOTE-MAKING AND NOTE-TAKING SKILLS 181What to note down, how much to note down and how detailed the notes should be, are important skills to be learned. It is critical, therefore for you to develop basic skills in note-taking and note-making because the ability to take good notes will save you the time and effort that could better be applied to your studies.