Presentation on theme: "1 READING THE TEXTBOOK. 2 First-year Xavier men report almost unanimously that they are at least sometimes overwhelmed with both the volume and difficulty."— Presentation transcript:
1 READING THE TEXTBOOK
2 First-year Xavier men report almost unanimously that they are at least sometimes overwhelmed with both the volume and difficulty of their textbook reading assignments in history.
3 READING THE TEXTBOOK Some students report that they simply do not keep up with their reading assignments This is unacceptable Others read but do not retain the information. The SQ3R method may help you retain more information
4 Reading a High School Textbook Why don’t students read? 1. They are not quizzed on the reading. 2. The teacher rarely talks about the reading assignment. 3. Assignments are too long. *None of these things will be true in this course. Ever.
5 Reading a High School Textbook Why should students read? 1. Supplement class lecture and notes. 2. Prepare for quizzes, class note- taking and listening. 3. Build on previous knowledge. 4. Read to learn, write to learn, talk to learn.
6 Reading a High School Textbook Common Comments: Report card 1. Doing good work. Keep it up. 2. Doing excellent work. Keep it up. 4. Good improvement this quarter 60. Class participation, written assignments & individual study are superior 62. Has shown some improvement recently 73. Although his grade is not high, his effort has been commendable. 9. Not willing to do the work required to pass this course. 13. Inconsistent performance has hindered achievement this marking period. 14. Not yet reaching full potential. 25. Homework is often missing or done poorly. 29. Missing assignments have hurt performance. 34. Daily preparation for quizzes is necessary. 94. A more positive approach is required Needs to come to school better rested Must create improvement strategies, expend time & effort, be accountable.
7 SQ3R SQ3R is one textbook reading strategy. It will help: 1.Identify the most important points quickly 2.Distinguish between main ideas and details 3.Comprehend information quickly 4.Situate information into memory 5.Review for exams efficiently
8 SQ3R S = Survey the Text Look for: 1.Title of section, headings, and subheadings 2.Maps 3.Captions under pictures 4.Preview questions where available bold 5.Words in bold and italics. These are vocabulary words.
9 SQ3R Q = Question while you are surveying 1.What information do you hope to gain from reading the material? 2.Pay attention to questions posed in the headings 3.Do you already know something about this topic?
10 SQ3R Q=Question 1.Using the words who, what, where, when, how, andwhy, turn each of the main points found in the introduction, headings, topic sentences, or summary into a question. 2.Use these questions to guide your reading.
11 SQ3R For example: “The earliest of these Aegean cultures to reach a high degree of civilization [was] the Minoan civilization” (page 98). How did the earliest Aegean cultures reach a high degree of civilization? Why did the earliest Aegean cultures reach a high degree of civilization? When did the earliest Aegean cultures reach a high degree of civilization?
12 SQ3R R = Read Read the section you have surveyed, using your questions as a guide. Write down the answers to your own questions
13 SQ3R R = Recite 1.Restate the main points and supporting details in you own words while you read. 2.Indicate main points, definitions, characteristics, examples, and conclusions.
14 SQ3R R = Review Remember, this is an ongoing process Short term: Review the notes you’ve taken during your study session Long term: Long term: Flash cards for vocabulary Time line Class notes Previous quizzes
15 SQ3R Age qoud agis. Latin for “Do what you are doing.” This is perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind when studying anything—or doing anything, for that matter. Set aside a time (or several times) in your day when you are going to study. Then stick to those times. Set time aside for when you are going to not study, also, so you do not go crazy. When you are studying, you should avoid: Listening to loud music Using a cell phone—especially texting Sitting near your video game system Sitting around a television Sitting near a computer Doing anything that may distract you from the task at hand. Again, the idea here is age qoud agis.