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1 Textbook Reading The Goal of the SQ4R is to comprehend information as you work through the chapter so that you will not need to keep rereading the chapter to learn the information. Source: Wong, Linda, Essential Study Skills 3rd edition 2000

2 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Survey the Chapter  Write Questions  Read Carefully  Record Information  Recite  Review

3 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.

4  Survey the Chapter Surveying is a warm-up activity to increase your interest, help you set goals for study sessions, and to lay a foundation for comprehending the chapter

5 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Survey the Chapter Introductory Material Take a moment to relate the chapter title to the information you already know about the topic

6 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Survey the Chapter Chapter Headings Glance over the headings of the chapter to have a better idea of the “skeleton” structure of the chapter

7 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Survey the Chapter Visual Aids and Marginal Notes Use the graphic layout of the chapter to explore what it is trying to cover

8 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Survey the Chapter Terminology Look for but don’t stop to read the terminology in the chapter Ask yourself if you know something about the words This is not time to study the words! You will do that when you start reading the chapter

9 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Survey the Chapter End-of-Chapter info Read the chapter summary or review questions to give you a better idea of the most important concepts found in the chapter Note: Not all information is in the summary. It is not a substitution for reading the chapter. Even if you understand it.

10 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Write Questions Which, when, what, why, where, how, who

11 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Write Questions Which, when, what, why, where, how, who

12 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Write Questions Which, when, what, why, where, how, who

13 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Write Questions Which, when, what, why, where, how, who

14 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Write Questions Which when what why where how who Tailor your strategies to improve your comprehension from the following...

15 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Write Questions Which when what why where how who Full chapter questions in the book Turn headings into questions. Write that question in the book so that it will focus your attention and provides you with a way to think of the reading when you are reading it

16 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Write Questions Which when what why where how who Full chapter questions on paper How can question writing help me? Before you read It can prepare me for future test Gives me a purpose for read Helps me draw in my knowledge of the subject After you read

17 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Write Questions Which when what why where how who Partial Chapter questions in the book or on paper Do the same at the last slide but go on section at a time

18 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Write Questions Which when what why where how who Alternating Writing of questions and Reading How can question writing help me? Before you read It can prepare me for future test Gives me a purpose for read Helps me draw in my knowledge of the subject After you read

19 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Read Carefully Don’t go on Auto Pilot adjust your reading speed to the difficulty of the reading Take time after each paragraph to see if you understood what it was saying

20 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Recite Once you have recorded the information recite the information using complete sentences.

21 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Review -can be done in many ways Answer the question at the end of the chapter Answer the questions you wrote for yourself Study the recorded information you took Write a summary of the chapter

22 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys.  Reviewing helps by Summarizing what you just learned Puts the 12 Memory principles in motion Keeps the information fresh in your mind Builds confidence by showing yourself you can be prepared and use your time efficiently

23 12 memory principles  Selectivity  Association  Visualization  Effort  Concentration  Recitation  Interest  Big and little pictures  Feedback  Organization  Time on task  Ongoing review Wong, Linda Essential Study Skills 3rd edition 2000

24 Sq4R Textbook Reading Sys. Survey Question Read Record Recite Review

25 Comprehension Strategies  Read out loud  Visualize  Substitute words  Find the Topic Sentence  Discover the Organizational pattern

26 Comprehension Strategies  Read out loud Active reading can be enhanced by reading the information out load

27 Comprehension Strategies  Visualize Make “movie in your mind” of what you are reading Try reading a paragraph slowly and visual images as you read

28 Comprehension Strategies  Substitute words Use the glossary, Thesaurus, dictionary or electronic spell  er for unfamiliar words Underline the word and write the word you understand at means the same thing above it

29 Comprehension Strategies  Find the Topic Sentence Ask yourself in 1, 2, or 3 words ‘what is the paragraph about’ Those words might appear many times in the paragraph

30 Comprehension Strategies  Find the Topic Sentence Then find the sentence that makes more sense as a topic sentence Ask your self does everything else in the paragraph relate to this one idea in at sentence

31 Comprehension Strategies  Find the Topic Sentence Main Idea detail

32 Comprehension Strategies  Find the Topic Sentence Implied main Idea The assumption author makes to relay an idea Ask yourself what is the author saying Paraphrase in your own words what ideas you get from the paragraph

33 Comprehension Strategies  Discover the organizational pattern Chronological Pattern Comparison or contrast Definition Examples Cause/effect

34 Comprehension Strategies  Discover the organizational pattern Chronological Pattern Time Line When, then, before, next, after, first, second, finally

35 Comprehension Strategies  Discover the organizational pattern Comparison or contrast A BFeatures Like: also, similarly likewise Unlike:but, in contrast

36 Comprehension Strategies  Discover the organizational pattern Definition Means, is, can be considered is defined as

37 Comprehension Strategies  Discover the organizational pattern Examples For example, another example, and illustration of this

38 Comprehension Strategies  Discover the organizational pattern Cause/effect Because, since, so, Therefore, caused by, result in


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