Presentation on theme: "1 Textbook Reading. 2 Why Read Textbooks? Do you need to? Access information for: Tests and assignments Final exam Future – it’s your chosen career!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Textbook Reading
2 Why Read Textbooks? Do you need to? Access information for: Tests and assignments Final exam Future – it’s your chosen career!
Reading Issues Takes too much time Language is too difficult Mind wanders Headaches Tired 3
1. Survey Before you read Scan: Titles Headings Pictures Summaries Chapter Qs 5
6 2. Question Do I just look at it? NO!!!! Activate your prior knowledge Predict direction and content Ask, “what are key concepts?”
7 Asking Questions What do I already know about the information in this chapter? What are the main ideas of this chapter? How can I turn sub-headings into test questions to help me focus my reading? What questions are found in the text that might help me?
8 3. Read Done after surveying Continue to ask questions Read what is important and ignore the rest How? Practice Listen in class Stressed? Repeated?
9 3. Read For comprehension Locate key concepts Re-read Make point-form notes Main ideas (condense) In you own words Definitions
10 Reading Read in detail if not understood!
11 Reading? No! Active Studying! Read carefully and slowly Break info down Relate info to class notes, experiences, internet Re-read Study graphic aids Re-read
12 4. Review Understand concepts Practice discussing main topics Anticipate test questions Use: Terminology Specific examples Relate to previous material (application)
5. Recite Practice/study Memory Short but frequent sessions 13
14 Practice! Practice! Practice! Summarize what you read Take notes in your own words Ongoing vocab list To help remember: Use as many senses as possible when studying/reading Be creative
15 Reading Tips Max 45 min sessions Take breaks Read manageable chunks Avoid reading during your sleepy times Read actively, not passively
16 Other Reading Resources Class notes Dictionary Internet Classmates Tutors Instructors Learning Skills Advisors
17 Controlling Your Study Environment Pick a “Study/Reading Spot” Have materials prepared Lighting and room temp Ensure you’re alert, fed and have quiet When your mind wanders, refocus
18 Summary You NEED to: Survey (“trailer”) Ask Qs and answer them Translate “textbook talk” into your own words and diagrams Re-read Condense info Practice! Frequent but short sessions