EFFECTIVE READING
Oluwadare A.J.
God’s Love Tabernacle International Church, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
ACADEMIC SUMMIT
1st March, ...
Contents
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Introduction

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Steps to Effective Reading
◦ SQ3R Technique

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Doing Examinations Right!

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Concluding Word...
Introduction


The word ‘Effective’ is an adjective used to
describe something that produces a desired
result.



Effect...
Steps to Effective Reading


The SQ3R Technique
◦ Survey: Understand the message the author is
trying to pass across to y...
Steps to Effective Reading
1.

Reading starts with a purpose in mind.

◦ Why are you reading? (To learn something new
or r...
Steps to Effective Reading
3.

CONNECT! Create Mental Pictures

How does this text apply to real life situations?
 Have I...
Practice Text
BARTER
The existence of pure barter does not
necessarily indicate a very primitive form of
civilization. Oft...
Practice Text Contd.
BARTER
In many cases barter continues to be the principal
method of trading long after the adoption o...
Doing Examinations Right!


Renew your mind to the purpose of Exams
◦ They are not designed to embarrass, intimidate
or p...
Doing Examinations Right!


Have Complete Notes
◦ Do not miss classes
◦ Do assignments
◦ Compare notes with colleagues

...
Doing Examinations Right!


Read through your notes THREE (3)
TIMES.
◦ Read to Reveal main points and general ideas;
to s...
Concluding Words

Relax. Enjoy. Laugh. Be Happy.
Love. Adopt a Positive
Attitude always.
THANK YOU FOR
LISTENING
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  1. 1. EFFECTIVE READING Oluwadare A.J. God’s Love Tabernacle International Church, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. ACADEMIC SUMMIT 1st March, 2014.
  2. 2. Contents  Introduction  Steps to Effective Reading ◦ SQ3R Technique  Doing Examinations Right!  Concluding Words
  3. 3. Introduction  The word ‘Effective’ is an adjective used to describe something that produces a desired result.  Effective Reading is therefore a reading exercise that produces a desired result;  Effective Reading is therefore purposeful.
  4. 4. Steps to Effective Reading  The SQ3R Technique ◦ Survey: Understand the message the author is trying to pass across to you. ◦ Question: Ask questions that your text serves as an answer to. Question the things you do not understand. Anticipate questions that could be asked from the text ◦ Read: Actively and Purposefully ◦ Recite: This involves reading out loud. ◦ Review: Recall. Assess and test yourself
  5. 5. Steps to Effective Reading 1. Reading starts with a purpose in mind. ◦ Why are you reading? (To learn something new or re-learn something you have known) ◦ What do you hope to gain? ◦ Be Curious ◦ This aids concentration 2. Study and Understand Yourself ◦ Can you read alone or with friends? ◦ Can you read in noisy or quiet environments? ◦ Can you read with music?
  6. 6. Steps to Effective Reading 3. CONNECT! Create Mental Pictures How does this text apply to real life situations?  Have I experienced what is being described in this text?   Re-create the text in your own words. 4. Mop Up Excess Time  Read in-between lectures  Read when classes are cancelled
  7. 7. Practice Text BARTER The existence of pure barter does not necessarily indicate a very primitive form of civilization. Often the system survives long after the community has progressed considerably in other respects. This may be due to conservatism, since primitive peoples are reluctant to change their trading methods, even though they be sufficiently intelligent and advanced to adopt more convenient methods. In some cases there is prejudice against the adoption of a monetary economy, though such prejudice is usually directed against the use of coins rather than against primitive money.
  8. 8. Practice Text Contd. BARTER In many cases barter continues to be the principal method of trading long after the adoption of some form of money, for the simple reason that there is not enough money to go round. And a decline in the supply of money often causes a relapse into barter. Distrust in money has also been responsible for reversion to the barter system; such distrust may have been caused by debasement or inflation. From Primitive Money by Paul Einzig http://www.uefap.com/reading/exercise/ess1/einzig.htm
  9. 9. Doing Examinations Right!  Renew your mind to the purpose of Exams ◦ They are not designed to embarrass, intimidate or punish you. ◦ They are simply a test of your abilities and intelligence ◦ They create opportunities for you to prove yourself and create an impression (positive or negative) on your examiner, who needs to reach a conclusion about you.
  10. 10. Doing Examinations Right!  Have Complete Notes ◦ Do not miss classes ◦ Do assignments ◦ Compare notes with colleagues  Allow enough study time ◦ Determine how much time you require per course. “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested”. (Francis Bacon, English philosopher) ◦ Study similar courses together
  11. 11. Doing Examinations Right!  Read through your notes THREE (3) TIMES. ◦ Read to Reveal main points and general ideas; to study the structure and content of your note. ◦ Read to Review. This reinforces an understanding of what you have been taught. You should obtain more materials to better understand your lecturer. ◦ Read to Remind. This is for exam revision purposes.  For each topic you have read, write down all you have learnt and then check for anything you may have left out.
  12. 12. Concluding Words Relax. Enjoy. Laugh. Be Happy. Love. Adopt a Positive Attitude always.
  13. 13. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING

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