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Title: College Reading


1
College Reading
  • Of all the skills necessary to succeed in
    college, the two most important are
  • Reading the intake of information
  • Writing the production of information
  • In this presentation, you will learn how to make
    your reading skills work for you

Read it! Process it! Use it!
2
Take Charge of Your Reading
  • Before all else, if you dont like to read,
    accept the importance of the skill and work on
    it. This is CRITICAL to your success!
  • Commit to reading goals
  • Plan time and space to concentrate
  • Capture knowledge and connect ideas
  • Know how to read primary and secondary sources.
  • Preview and Review

3
Commit to Reading Goals
  • Stay positive, reading can be enjoyable.
  • Make the author your companion.
  • Pace yourself according to difficulty level.
  • Take breaks (10 min break every 50 minutes).
  • Read other sources if the assigned reading is
    confusing.
  • Keep building your vocabulary (keep a dictionary
    handy).
  • When studying for a test, skim readings for key
    points and terms.
  • Make understanding the material of prime
    importance.

The need to read is great indeed!
4
Plan Time and Space to Concentrate
  • College reading takes a great deal of
    concentration.
  • Find an environment in which you can concentrate
    best.
  • If you must read in a noisy environment, consider
    wearing headphones with familiar instrumental
    music just loud enough to block distractions.
  • Schedule time to read in a place where you wont
    be interrupted (or distracted).

5
Capture and Connect
  • Capture the supporting details connect them to
    the main idea.
  • Capture what you dont know and connect it to
    what you do know.
  • Elements of Your Reading Plan
  • Preview
  • Skimming
  • Active Reading
  • Analytic Reading
  • Review

6
Know How to Read Primary and Secondary Sources
  • Primary Source - material written in some
    original form more difficult reading level.
  • Autobiographies
  • Speeches
  • Research Reports
  • Government Documents
  • Scholarly Articles
  • Secondary Source - summarizes or interprets
    primary sources
  • Magazine Articles
  • Textbooks

7
Developing Your Vocabulary
  • Consider the context around new and challenging
    words.
  • Jot down unfamiliar terms and find the meaning
    using a dictionary.
  • Analyze terms to discover the most meaningful
    part of the word (especially true in Biology).
  • Take the opportunity to use new terms in your
    writing and speaking.

Learn to read outside the box!
8
A Readers Glossary
Cause-effect How one thing causes another to happen
Compare-contrast How things are similar and how they are different
Draw a conclusion To make up your mind about an idea
Context clue Getting the meaning of a word from the words around it
Implied Suggested without being directly stated
Inference To guess or speculate to draw a conclusion
Main idea The primary subject of a passage or paragraph
Objectivity Not influenced by personal feelings or prejudice
Prior knowledge What you already know
Supporting details Specific items that elaborate on the main idea
9
Preview
This is a lot of work! Who needs it?
  • Scan the material to see what lies ahead.
  • Consider the context for the assignment.
  • Consider the length of the reading assignment and
    estimate how long it will take.
  • Consider the structure and features of the
    reading to help you digest the material.
  • Consider the difficulty and plan your time
    accordingly.

wrong!
10
Reviewing
  • Review to remember the main points of the
    material.
  • Test yourself on your comprehension.
  • Some ways to review
  • notes
  • study questions
  • flash cards
  • visual maps
  • outlines
  • Make reviewing every week a study goal.

Reviewing is an excellent memory aid.
11
Skimming
Skim!!!
Skim!!!
  • Skimming covers the content at a general level.
  • It involves reading at about twice your normal
    rate.
  • Focuses on introductory statements, topic
    sentences and boldface terms.
  • Provides the chance for you to see what kind of
    information the assignment contains
  • Enables you to gather the surface ideas if you
    dont have enough time to read deeply.

12
Active Reading
Right! Get involved in reading!
Read us the story about the wolf
  • Use it to avoid empty readingreading then
    realizing that no information has come across.
  • Focus on identifying the main ideas and on
    understanding how supporting points reinforce
    those ideas.
  • In other words, get really interested involved!

13
Analytic Reading
  • Reading at a more intense level.
  • Involves breaking ideas open and digging
    underneath their surface.
  • Enables you to try to spot flaws in the writers
    logic.
  • Promotes a comparison of the work to other works.
  • Should involve questioning the author and
    yourself.
  • In other words, active skepticism with a purpose

analyze!
realize!
synthesize!
criticize!
14
Highlighting Text
emphasize recognize!
  • Highlight
  • Topic sentences, Key words, Conclusions
  • But watch out!
  • Highlighting too much can cause you to re-read
    everything because you dont know whats
    important.
  • Highlighting doesnt show you why you
    highlighted something
  • You need to have the entire text with you to
    review.

15
Important Points About College Reading
Take that! Unworthy adversary of reading!
  • Instructors do NOT always cover the reading
    material in lecture.
  • You are expected to read the material and
    understand it on your own.
  • Successful students complete assigned readings
    before class to help them understand the lecture.
  • Connections and overlaps between lecture and
    reading reinforce learning.
  • Also, reading ahead prevents you from being
    embarrassed when you are called on to discuss
    what youve read!

16
A Summary of Strategies to Improve Reading
  • Practice a positive attitude.
  • Make the author your companion.
  • Pace yourself according to difficulty level.
  • Take breaks to restore concentration.
  • Read other sources if the reading is confusing.
  • Build your vocabulary.
  • Work on reading faster.

Great readers make great students!
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