1. How do your surroundings affect your reading comprehension? How might you minimize distractions while you are reading for your class assignments? Your surroundings should be relatively quiet so that you can really understand and absorb what you are reading. If you have a lot of noise or other distractions going on you can't really understand or comprehend what u are reading because you have to deal with what is going on. While reading your class assignments you could minimize your distractions by doing your school work somewhere quiet maybe your house, coffee shop or your office. Also having a specific time and place in your schedule to sit down and concentrate on your work. Some people need total silence others might need a little noise of some sort.
2. How might you apply each of the four steps in the system of textbook reading, located in the A Plan for Active Reading section of Ch. 7, to reading text on your computer? The four steps of A Plan for Active Reading are previewing, marking, reading with concentration and reviewing. Reading your eBooks on your computer the four steps that the A plan discuss can help you comprehend the material. By previewing the chapter you can start by reading the summary and then skim through looking at the main topics of each section of the chapter. Marking the chapter on the computer might be a little more tough but with marking it could help you study for your tests by making notes about what you are reading, instead of highlighting the material. When reading material for school you should always read with concentration. It is important to find a quit study location where you can have full concentration on the material you are reading. The last step in the A Plan would be reviewing. This is an important step for you to remember what you have learned in the chapter over the next couple weeks. There are many different ways you can review you text such as outlines, recite aloud, and diagrams.
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