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1 Keeping Track of What You Read as You Study Highlighting, Outlining, Mapping and Summarizing

2 Why Keep Track? As you go through your book– scanning and figuring out how the chapter is organized first (look for headings, subheadings, tables, charts, pictures, etc.) Reading it carefully and at the same time use a Keeping Track method. Whenever test time finally comes, you can use your keeping Track methods to study much more easily.

3 Highlighting and Marking Cant be used with your rental books at Lake Land, but Can be used with your notes from class, or with the other information that you have not in the book.

4 Outlining This is one of the best ways to study a text and make up a test-preparation tool. The traditional outline form can be used, or you could invent your own systemjust so you know how it works and it will help you in studying. p. 240 in your text will have a list of suggestions for making your own outlines p. 240 in your text will have a list of suggestions for making your own outlines

5 Mapping Mapping is much like what you did with supporting details and main idea in Chap. 5 & 6 It is the process of making diagrams to display the concepts or ideas from your text. This is an excellent way to organize your chapter or book for studying.

6 Summarizing Summarizing is basically restate the chapter or passage information again in your own words. Usually you will use complete sentences and paragraphs, but If doing summarizing for your own personal study, do it how it will work best for you.

7 Use more than one method Often summarizing will be done after you highlight the article– if you are able to highlight. Outlines and summarizing will work well together, but usually one method will get you by.

8 Types of mapping Are described on pages To see if you understand Chapter 8, do the Practice Test #8-2 now in class Turn the completed test answer sheet to me before you leave.


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