Reading Strategies Worksheet
Identify two reading goals, one short-term and one long-term. *
Long-term reading goal: Read with more of an understanding of the text in our textbooks with the help of my short-term reading goals Short-term reading goal: : Learn to incorporate the reading study skills like mapping and note-taking and highlighting
Write a 100- to 150-word response to each of the following questions: *
* How do you currently approach the weekly readings in the course? *
* Currently the approach of this student is to skim through each chapter and select what is an important part. After reading a question I will go back to the text and re-read the passages that apply to the question. I may have to alter my approach by reading through the material the first time, take notes by using highlighting methods to better comprehend the readings. I find that the readings have been fairly easy for me so far. This may give the student a false sense of confidence. Implementing this new “for me” highlighting strategy will help me fine tune my study habits, forcing me to read with a critical eye, and organize my thoughts differently. This should go a long way in redirecting my focus by being more specific in answering the questions in any area of study.
* How might you incorporate three of the suggestions covered this week into your study time?
Three study habits this student will implement this week are: 1. mapping each chapter I read, using the wheel structure, as I preview the text ‘this type of visual learning did not occur to me when I thinking of studying. When reading about it in the text, I was reminded doing book report outlines in High school’. 2. I am marking my textbook printouts. Since I have already realized that I can concentrate on the reading better by having the paper in my hand. It seems perfectly logical to have a highlighter during this time. 3. Finally, I will be...