Analyzing SQ3R Process

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Appendix H

SQ3R Worksheet

Selected reading: p 193 Chapter 7

SurveyDescribe the value of surveying the reading.

Surveying the reading is almost like skimming the assignment. In my opinion, it is like the appetizer of the assignment, almost the teaser to the full reading that will be done in the near future.

QuestionWhat questions did you ask as you were reading?

What are the important points?
What are the new vocabulary words?
What is the topic and how does the reading pertain to it?

ReadHow did surveying and questioning help you read better?

I like surveying an assignment before I start really reading it thoroughly. Surveying allows me, in a sense, to whet my appetite for the reading assignment. Plus, surveying and asking questions gives me a chance to highlight key words and passages.

ReciteHow did you decide what parts of your reading you needed to recite?

For me, I personally recite the words that are highlighted and the words that are in bold type. These are word that I do not know or in some cases, words I need to learn. In my process of studying, these words are the ones I write out and then type to learn them better.

ReviewHow often do you plan to review?

My process for reviewing occurs pretty frequently. When I was learning medical terms, I had a cd I would listen to in my car while I drove. I also review every evening with vocabulary by using index cards. I find these methods to work the best for me personally.

Wrap-up questions: How successful was the SQ3R process in helping you grasp the concepts in the section you selected? Will you use SQ3R in the future as a way to master the content in academic readings?

I think the SQ3R method is an excellent way for me to learn. I think it is very similar to the way I already do my studying so I would have no trouble incorporating it into my studies. Not everyone uses these methods, but I definitely find them...
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