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Title: Text Book Reading

Text Book Reading
  • First-year Brockport students report
    almost unanimously that they are overwhelmed with
    both the volume and difficulty of their textbook
    reading assignments.
  • Early Warning Advisement Survey

Text Book Reading
  • Read but do not recall
  • Read part of assigned work
  • Dont read at all

Text Book Reading
  • Why dont students read?
  • No quizzes on the reading.
  • Professor never talks about the reading
  • Assignments too long.

Text Book Reading
  • Why should students read?
  • Supplement class lecture and notes.
  • Prepare for class note-taking and listening.
  • Build on previous knowledge.
  • Read to learn, write to learn, talk to learn.
  • A positive correlation between reading and
    overall success in class

Text Book Reading
Grade Level of Accomplishment Quality Points
A Highest Level of Work 4.00
A- 3.67
B 3.33
B Better than Average Work 3.00
B- 2.67
C 2.33
C Average Work 2.00
C- 1.67
D 1.33
D 1.00
D- Minimum Level of Passing Work 0.67
E Failing Work 0.00
Text Book Reading
  • Semester Honors
  • Deans List 3.40-3.69
  • Deans with Honors 3.70-3.99
  • Presidents List 4.0

Text Book Reading
  • Goals for Reading
  • Identify the most important points quickly
  • Distinguish between main ideas and details
  • Comprehend information quickly
  • Sort and situate information into memory
  • Review for exams efficiently

Text Book Reading
  • Take out a textbook.

Text Book Reading
  • So Many Textbooks. . .
  • Natural sciences
  • Foreign languages
  • Math
  • Literature
  • History
  • Primary sources

Text Book Reading
  • Survey the Text as a Whole
  • title, author, date
  • preface, introduction, purpose, thesis, approach
  • table of contents, topics, subtopics,
  • chapter highlights, summaries, study questions,

Text Book Reading
  • Survey an Individual Assignment
  • Title
  • Introduction
  • Sub-headings
  • Topic sentences
  • Visual aids
  • Chapter summary, discussion questions, etc.

Text Book Reading
  • Sample a paragraph to assess the following
  • Your Interest concentration span
  • The rate at which facts are presented
  • The difficulty of the text

Text Book Reading
  • Schedule Reading Time Place
  • Break the reading assignment into small,
    manageable chunks of text.
  • Schedule reading time for each chunk.
  • Identify reading location.

Text Book Reading
  • Questions
  • What do you already know about this topic?
  • What information do you hope to learn?
  • What do you think the author might say?

Text Book Reading
  • Form Questions
  • Turn each of the main points found in the
    introduction, sub-headings, topic sentences, or
    summary into a question.
  • Use these questions to guide your reading.

Text Book Reading
  • Read
  • Read the assignment you have surveyed, using
    your questions as a guide.

Text Book Reading
  • Take Notes Talk
  • Restate the main points and supporting details in
    you own words while you read.
  • Mark the text to indicate main points,
    definitions, characteristics, examples, and
  • Use numbers to indicate important series of

Text Book Reading
  • Review Notes Check Knowledge
  • Review your notes, outline, or marked portions of
    the text
  • Test your comprehension.

Text Book Reading
  • Summary
  • Note the differences in textbooks from discipline
    to discipline.
  • Preview assignment.
  • Schedule reading time.
  • Form questions.
  • Write and talk to improve comprehension
  • Test your understanding of information
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