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Title: Effective Reading:


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Effective Reading The SQ4R Method
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Almost all people struggle at one time or another
with the things they need to read for school or
work. They might easily lose focus and find
themselves reading the same passage over and over
again. Is this you?
Textbook reading is one of the most overwhelming
aspects of college coursework. If you want to
succeed, you need to find a way to get control of
it.
Read on! Try this method for reading textbook
material. Adapt it to your needs find out what
works best for you ...
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  • SURVEY
  • Title Introductory material
  • Subheadings first sentence of each subsection
  • Last paragraph or Summary
  • Boldface print or italics
  • Charts, maps, pictures, graphs, lists
  • Marginal notes, outlines
  • Questions at end of section/chapter

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  • QUESTION
  • Turn subheadings into questions Who? What? When?
    Where? Why? How?
  • Use questions in introduction or at the end also.

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  • READ
  • Read to answer the above questions and questions
    at the end of the chapter/section.
  • Read to discover new questions.

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  • RECORD
  • Record your questions and answers as you read.
  • Make marginal notes of reactions, ideas, details,
    numbering, question marks, etc., as you read.

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  • RECITE
  • Ask and answer the questions orally.
  • Use your own words as much as possible.
  • Check your answers with the text and your notes.
    Revise.
  • Repeat Question, Read, Record, Recite for all the
    headings

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  • REVIEW
  • Write a summary of the chapter or discuss the
    material.
  • Quiz yourself daily using the questions and
    answers you wrote above.

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  • A few more reading tips ...
  • Mark your textbook as much as you need to.
  • Skim the reading to get an overall sense of the
    message.
  • Scan the reading to look for a specific point.
  • Dont feel guilty about not reading everything
    word for word be selective but thorough.

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