Friday, October 15, 2010

Topic: Reading Textbook Chapters Without Wasting Time

10-second review: Getting to the heart of the chapter.

Previewing Textbook Chapters.
Note: Comprehension is based on how much you already know about the topic of a textbook chapter. The following preview will build your background of experience and will enable you to set a purpose for reading.

.Read the title and sub-headings of the chapter.

.Read the first paragraph, the bold-face headings and the last paragraph of the chapter.

Read the first sentence of each intermediate paragraph in the chapter.

What questions do you have about the topic? These questions are your purposes for reading.

Read to answer the questions.

This techniques for previewing is called  a “chapter survey.”


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