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Textbook Reading Lecture 3 Using the SQ4R
Method to Read Effectively
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The SQ4R Method (sometimes known As the SQ3R
Method)
  • Survey the chapter first.
  • means to look through
  • good warm-up activity
  • to help you focus prepare

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  • increases your motivation,
  • interest, confidence
  • helps you set goals manage
  • time
  • stimulates learning process by
  • laying foundation for grasping
  • information

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Question Make a question for each
heading or subheading in the chapter. (Write
it next to each heading in the book.)
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Ex. Chapter Heading-- The Causes of the
Civil War
So, how could you turn the above heading into a
study question?
What were the causes of the Civil War?
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How does writing questions help me learn better?
  • Questions give you a purpose
  • for reading help you
  • concentrate
  • Questions also prepare you for
  • future testsyou can study for
  • a test by answering your own
  • questions!

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The 4 Rs of the SQ4R Method
Read Record Recite Review
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Readvery carefully.
  • Read paragraphs one at
  • a time, pausing to ask yourself
  • what you just read.

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  • Careful reading keeps you focused
  • for better comprehension.
  • Careful reading gives your memory
  • time to process new info. before
  • you start taking in more info.
  • Careful reading promotes critical
  • thinkingan essential skill for
  • college students.

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Record information.
After careful reading, next step is to write
down important info.
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5 Basic Choices for Note Taking Styles
1.underlining or highlighting 2.writing notes in
textbook margin 3.using Cornell System on
separate paper 4.using mind maps 5.making
notes on flashcards
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Why is the recording step so important?!!
  • Gives you shortened form of information
  • you need to learn
  • When you write, you are actively
  • involved in the learning process.
  • Writing also involves fine motor skills,
  • which sets up another channel into your
  • memory system.

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ReciteWhat does recite exactly mean?
It means repeatedly saying new facts concepts
OUT LOUD until you know them thoroughly. In
other words, you can easily answer the questions
you created from the chapter headings of
the text without looking at your notes!
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ReviewWhat does it mean to review?
In a nutshell, review just means to study.
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When you review, you put info. into long-term
memory, so you can retrieve it when
needed. Ongoing review keeps info. fresh in your
memory. It also allows you to add associate
new info. with old info.
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Wayne Merlman couldnt find a highlighter, so he
used a black magic marker to cross out all the
stuff he didnt want to read again.
McPherson
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