Selected reading: Social Groups, p. 217
Survey| Describe the value of surveying the reading. By surveying the reading, I find that it mostly deals with groups of people. It gives me the chance to see what the reading is about. By looking at it, I could tell that it deals with the different kinds of social groups in life. | Question| What questions did you ask as you were reading? How would each person classify themselves? Why do people not like being alone? Why do we feel the need to belong to a group? What are the benefits of belonging to a group?| Read| How did surveying and questioning help you read better? It gave me a wide range variety on how to approach the reading. I didn’t have to over analyze it. Everything was clear and straight to the point. It didn’t ramble on and on about complete nonsense. This gives the reader a better understanding why it’s important to have people who you can relate. | Recite| How did you decide what parts of your reading you needed to recite? I looked at the subheadings of the reading and determined it that way. There were keywords that stuck out to me, like categories, groups, crowds, and primary and secondary groups. Also, social groups popped out to me. | Review| How often do you plan to review? I plan to review everything over and over again, until I get the grasp of it. I want to do this every 30 minutes. |
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?
The SQ3R helped me in ways that I hadn’t thought of. Memorization is the key to learning. We can’t learn anything by reading it one. There are people who can do it, but most of us need to read, recite, and review the material that is presented before us. It made me think outside the box. I normally drag things out, but when I did this...