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Title: Academic Reading Strategies for reading in Allied Healthcare.


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Academic Reading Strategies for reading
in Allied Healthcare.
  • How can I read and understand a difficult
    healthcare textbook???

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Wake up your brainBECOME AN ACTIVE READER!
  • Your brain needs to be ready to think when you
    read!
  • It should actually travel through 3 thinking
    stages.

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Reading to Learn
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What will be your plan of attack?
  • Something to keep in mind
  • The more information you have about the material
    before you read, the more focus and comprehension
    youll have when you do read!

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STAGE 1 PREVIEWBEFORE READING
  • Survey the textbook (Text Preview)
  • Survey individual chapters/sections (Textbook
    Study System--SQ3R)

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GET TO KNOW YOUR TEXTBOOK
  • A textbook may not be the easiest of books to
    read, but it is the most predictable.
  • Its organized with many tools for assisting you
    in understanding and learning.
  • Become familiar with your course textbook know
    how its organized.

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How to PREVIEW the textbook!
at
all the key parts!
  • Title of text
  • Author
  • Publication date
  • Preface or Forward
  • Study Tools
  • Table of Contents?
  • Appendix?
  • Index?
  • Glossary?
  • Charts, Graphs, Pictures?
  • Diagrams?
  • Chapters
  • Introduction?
  • Chapter Summary?
  • Learning Objectives?
  • Headings/Subheading?
  • Study Questions?
  • Supplementary Readings?
  • Authors Notes?
  • References?
  • Page Layout
  • Boldfaced/italicized print?
  • White space?
  • Clear print?

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IF YOURE FAMILIAR WITH THE TEXTBOOK, THEN
YOURE READY TO START LEARNING!
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Stage 1 Preview PrepareBEFORE you read
  • Predict what will it be about?
  • Get an Overview of the material
  • Establish a Purpose (Intent)
  • Activate your Schema (what do you already know?)

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Preview the chapter! Look at the key parts of
the reading material!
  • Chapter Title, subheading
  • First Paragraph (introduction)
  • Last Paragraph (summary)
  • Headings subheadings
  • First Sentences
  • Boldface, Italics Print
  • Charts, graphs, tables
  • Questions at end?

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NOW, TURN ON YOUR MEMORY by asking yourself
questions
  • How long is the chapter?
  • What parts of the chapter seem most important?
  • Do I need to read everything with equal care?
  • Can I skip some sections?

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Questions prepare your brain
  • What is the topic of the chapter?
  • What does the title suggest?
  • What do the subheadings, italics, and
  • visuals suggest?
  • What do I already know?
  • Is this a new topic?
  • Is it related to something I have already
    learned?
  • What is my purpose for reading?
  • What will I need to know when I finish?
  • How is the material organized?
  • What is the general outline or framework of the
    material?

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Stage 2 DURING READINGConnect Knowledge
  • Actively read!
  • Seek - answers to your questions
  • Picture visualize create a picture in your
    mind.
  • Relate connect with ideas you already know.
  • Monitor become aware of when you stop
    understanding what you are reading and why
  • Correct get back to concentrating and
  • understanding

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Stage 2 DuringOrganize the Information
  • Annotate (mark the textbook, highlight, make
    margin notes be selective)
  • Use Post-it Notes
  • Make Concept Cards (notecards)
  • Create Maps/Charts
  • Take Cornell Notes
  • take notes

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MAPPING USING VISUAL NOTETAKING
PARIETAL BONES
PARIETAL BONES
TEMPORAL BONES
Parietal Bones
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Stage 3 AFTER READINGRecall Keep Thinking!
  • ReviewRecap what you learned
  • Cover over answers to Cornell Notes and check
    recall of material
  • Draw map and fill in information
  • Read annotation and post it notes aloud
  • Reflect and relate think of big questions
    involving causes effects, comparing
    contrasting, applying new ideas

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Use a study reading strategy SQ3R
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Summary Points
  • 1. THERE IS A THINKING PROCESS INVOLVED WITH
    READING BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER
  • EFFICIENT READERS THINK ABOUT EVALUATE THE
    SIGNIFICANCE OF WHAT THEY HAVE READ.
  • CONNECT NEW IDEAS TO WHAT THEY ALREADY KNOW.
  • ARE AWARE THAT THE MORE ideas or concepts
  • THEY KNOW, THE EASIER IT IS TO READ and
  • LEARN!

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Lets Try!
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