Read to your children and then tell them its time for everybody to read their

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Read to your children and then tell them it’s time for everybody to read their own book. Take your reading with you. You can get a lot of reading done while waiting for your children. Share child-care responsibilities with other students who also have children.
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Online Reading The Internet provides access to endless numbers of articles on just about any subject. Five steps will help you understand the “story behind the story” in online materials and also evaluate the reliability of the material: 1. Look at the URL , the Web address. It can give you important information about the reliability and intentions of the site. 2. Look at the page’s perimeter and the “masthead” at the top of the page. What name is listed there? Is it the same entity as the one listed as the publisher in the URL?
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Mastheads
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Online Reading 3. Check the quality of the information. Based on what you learned earlier, ask yourself if the information from this Web site is reliable for your needs. 4. Consider what others are saying about the site. Does the author offer references , reviews , or quotes about the material? 5. Trust your impressions about the material. What does your “gut” say about the material? Ask yourself why the Web site was written.
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Tips for Studying Websites Students often discover they do not naturally learn as effectively when reading online materials. Part of this has to do with the nature of the medium It just may not be as easy to concentrate on screen text as on a book held in one's hands it's not as easy to take notes on your reading Even when cutting and pasting key points from the web page to a document file for later use. When the web reading is really important Try printing it out Take notes in the same way as described earlier for a textbook Keep the pages in your textbook or notebook. Work to maintain organization If the web page has a lot of extraneous material that clutter up the printout and waste paper and ink to print Look for an add-on for your browser that allows you to print out only what you want .
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Tips for Studying Websites A second difficulty with studying web pages has to do with links to other pages. When you click a link in the original page to access more information on a particular point, often that link opens in the same tab You may have difficulty getting back to where you started You can become distracted by shifting your attention that you have to start the original document all over. There's an easy solution. Right-click links to open them in new tabs while you stay on the original page in the working tab. Make sure you understand the main points of the main article before changing tabs to read the extra material. Maintaining focus is key!
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