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Chapter 7 WORKING THROUGH AN ASSIGNMENT Organizing the Ideas presented by your Instructor and Text to help you pass tests and get good grades.

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1 Chapter 7 WORKING THROUGH AN ASSIGNMENT Organizing the Ideas presented by your Instructor and Text to help you pass tests and get good grades

2 Study Skills for Effective Reading Two step process to handle the volume of information in your text and teacher notes: Reduce the amount of to be learned by deciding what is most important, less important, and unimportant to learn. Reduce the amount of to be learned by deciding what is most important, less important, and unimportant to learn. Organize that information into a meaningful format. Organize that information into a meaningful format.

3 Three Strategies for Organizing Text Material & Lecture Notes Highlighting (only with books you own or personal hand- written notesLakeland rental books cannot be highlighted or marked! Highlighting (only with books you own or personal hand- written notesLakeland rental books cannot be highlighted or marked! Annotating text or noteswriting small notes in the margins, circling or marking words with special remarksRemember that Lakeland rental texts cannot be marked in! Annotating text or noteswriting small notes in the margins, circling or marking words with special remarksRemember that Lakeland rental texts cannot be marked in! Paraphrasinga restatement of a passages ideas in your own words. A special notebook can be used to make these paraphrases. A paraphrasing guideline is on p. 136 in our text. Paraphrasinga restatement of a passages ideas in your own words. A special notebook can be used to make these paraphrases. A paraphrasing guideline is on p. 136 in our text.

4 Paraphrasing... Is a restatement of a passages ideas in your own words. The authors meaning is retained, but your wording, not the suthors is used. We do it a lot in everyday speech. Do you always repeat word for word something you tell someone that you heard somewhere else?... Can be used to make a passages meaning clearer and often more concise.

5 Guidelines for Paraphrasing Read list on page 136

6 Outlining to Organizing Ideas Read the tips on p. 138

7 Mapping to Show Relationships... A way of drawing a diagram to describe how a topic and its related ideas are connected.... A way of drawing a diagram to describe how a topic and its related ideas are connected. Types: conceptual, p ; process diagram, p. 143; time lines, p Types: conceptual, p ; process diagram, p. 143; time lines, p

8 Summarizing... Is a brief statement that reviews the key points of what you have read.... Is a brief statement that reviews the key points of what you have read.... Condenses an authors ideas or arguments into sentences written in your own words.... Condenses an authors ideas or arguments into sentences written in your own words.... Contains only the gist of the text, with few details.... Contains only the gist of the text, with few details.... You must understand the material before you can summarize it.... You must understand the material before you can summarize it.

9 More on Summarizing Read the suggestions for summarizing on p. 148


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