Reading Strategies Worksheet
Identify two reading goals, one short-term and one long-term.
•Long-term reading goal: adhere to an weekly reading schedule •Short-term reading goal: try not to procrastinate and stay focus
Write a 100- to 150-word response to each of the following questions:
•How do you currently approach the weekly readings in the course?
I approach my weekly reading by previewing how much I need to read. That way I can mentally prepare myself to remain focus. I make sure that I am at home with no distractions and just in a quiet peaceful environment. I start of by creating an outline and breaking up the readings in different section. I never like reading, in general. So, therefore I try to make it fun. Writing down a lot of keys points, highlighting, adding my own notes, even drawing pictures. I print off the review questions, while I’m at work or out I have someone help me review them. This is how I approach my weekly readings.
•How might you incorporate three of the suggestions covered this week into your study time?
Three suggestions I might incorporate in my study time would be the mapping, reading with concentration and review process. I will incorporate the mapping process by creating and outline of the headings and subheadings in each chapter. Also another way will be to create flash cards. The reason why I prefer this technique, not only I will be able to understand the chapter but is also fun. Next, I would incorporate reading with concentration. By finding a location removed from distraction noise. Making sure my cell phone and any electronics is off. Last but not least I will incorporate reviewing. By therefore going back to the outline or reading over my flash cards I made. Answer the review questions at the end of the chapter or asking a friend to help me review.
•How might this plan help you accomplish your reading goals?
This plan could help me...