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1 NOTE: To change the image on this slide, select the picture and delete it. Then click the Pictures icon in the placeholder to insert your own image. READING STRATEGIES Improving Your Vocabulary Trenholm State Technical College Student Success Center Dr. Rebecca Ball-Coats (334) Mr. Damon K. Blythe (334)

2 Consider your text; the strategies will be very different for: Textbook Article Technical manual Novel Reading Strategies What other types of reading do you do??

3 Reading Strategies For textbooks and technical manuals: Preview: read the summary, definitions, bold and italicized words, picture captions, questions at the end of the chapter, then go back and read. For articles: Read the abstract, headings, definitions, and any quotes that have been pulled out, then go back and read. For novels: Break down longer sections—pick a set number of chapters to read per week to finish by the due date.

4 Visualize the material. Form mental pictures of the concepts. Read aloud, especially if the material is difficult. Write questions, draw pictures or diagrams, and take notes as you read. Explain a difficult concept to someone—if you can teach it, you know it! Highlight key words and phrases. Highlight key ideas and possible test items to review further. Don’t highlight, underline, or otherwise mark too much; it defeats the purpose. For example: Take a 5 to 7 minute break every 45 minutes. Reading Strategies

5 Which highlighted article will be most helpful to the reader?

6 Reading Strategies Practice Makes Perfect!!

7 Increasing Your Vocabulary As you read, underline or somehow mark words to define. Try to define by context clues, then try a dictionary. merriam-webster.com is a great one! Try word-a-day apps and s. There are several through ACT/SAT guides, on Quizlet: board-top-100-common-satact- vocabulary-words-flash-cards/, or freevocabulary.com: lary.pdf board-top-100-common-satact- vocabulary-words-flash-cards/, lary.pdf

8 NOTE: To change the image on this slide, select the picture and delete it. Then click the Pictures icon in the placeholder to insert your own image. QUESTIONS? Trenholm State Technical College Student Success Center Dr. Rebecca Ball-Coats (334) Mr. Damon K. Blythe (334)

9 NOTE: To change the image on this slide, select the picture and delete it. Then click the Pictures icon in the placeholder to insert your own image. PLEASE COMPLETE OUR WORKSHOP EVALUATION: HTTPS://WWW.SURVEYMONKEY.COM/R/JHQD3TP HTTPS://WWW.SURVEYMONKEY.COM/R/JHQD3TP Trenholm State Technical College Student Success Center Dr. Rebecca Ball-Coats (334) Mr. Damon K. Blythe (334)


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