Reading Assessment

Topics: Reading, Learning, Educational psychology Pages: 3 (771 words) Published: January 27, 2013
REFLECTIVE SUMMARY ASSIGNMENT 1

Reading Reflective Summary

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for: LETU 1073 – Strategies for Adult Learning

December 9, 2012

READING REFLECTIVE SUMMARY ASSIGNMENT 2

Reading Reflective Summary

Assessment Scores

In chapter 7, Taking Notes From Reading Material, my scores for the pre-

assessment (550) and the post assessment (750) increased slightly. One process that

made my score increase was that I initially did not understand how to effectively highlight my material. Highlighting is so very critical because a person could waste time and energy when they could be doing other assignments.

For a moment I thought the author had gone back into time and took a look at my notes from yesteryears. I was a perfect example of a passive learner who would highlight un-important phrases and sentences until I had a colored a lot of nothing. Active learners highlight less and try to grasp as much as they can while reading, thus avoiding re-reading. The highlighting issue was definitely a weakness of mine, but I will apply the techniques from the text to curb that problem.

While not a great highlighter I can say that my note taking ability has always been a strong suit for me. I plan on taking some steps from the lesson to improve on that as well. Effective note taking saves time and makes learning easier to retain.

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In Chapter 8, Improving Reading Comprehension, my pre-assessment scores (550) and my post assessment scores (650) are almost identical. I believe that to be because most of the reading I had never experienced before or it could have been due to the fact that I have been out of school a very long time. Nevertheless, there are certainly some habits that I need to build upon...
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