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In this presentation, I provide an overview of reading strategies from the text "Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Students," by Myron H. Dembi and Helena Seli.

In this presentation, I provide an overview of reading strategies from the text "Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Students," by Myron H. Dembi and Helena Seli.

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    • College Reading Strategies Fall 2013 ASPSA Learning Services Training Bradley Bethel August 15, 2013
    • Objectives • Identify the habits of skillful readers. • Identify reading strategies to improve comprehension and retention. • Explain the P-PLAN meta-strategy.
    • Sources Dembo, M. H. & Seli, H. (2013). Motivation and learning strategies for college success: A focus on selfregulated learning (4th ed.). New York: Routledge. Caverly, D.C., Mandeville, T.F., & Nicholson, S.A. (1995). PLAN: A study-reading strategy for informational text. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 39(3), 190 – 199.
    • Skillful Readers What do they do?
    • Skillful Readers • Determine the importance of what they are reading. • Summarize information. • Draw inferences. • Generate questions. • Monitor comprehension.
    • Reading Strategies Before, During, and After Reading
    • Before Reading • Preview the book for learning aids. o o o o o o o Chapter objectives or questions Glossaries Boldface or italics Answers to practice problems or questions Summary or review sections Tables and figures Application boxes • Identify the purpose for reading by analyzing the assignment. • Read any available study guide questions.
    • During Reading • Turn headings into questions and answer them. • Underline/highlight and annotate text. o Mark just the key words and phrases—not entire sentences. o Mark pages only after they have been read. o Use symbols (e.g., question marks, stars, circles, etc.). • Monitor comprehension. Continually ask, “Do I understand what I’m reading?”
    • After Reading • Answer out loud the questions generated from headings or from study guides. • Consider summarizing material. • Consider outlining material. • Consider representing the material graphically.
    • Questions/Comments?
    • P-PLAN Adapted from Caverly, Mandeville, & Nicholson (1995)
    • P-PLAN 1. P-: Before reading, set a “Purpose” for reading, in accordance with the class’s academic tasks. 2. P: Before reading, “Predict” the content and structure of the text, by creating a concept map. 3. L: Before reading, “Locate” known and unknown information on the map. 4. A: During reading, “Add” information to the map and use strategies to monitor comprehension. 5. N: After reading, take “Note” of new knowledge and use strategies to expand comprehension and apply new knowledge to academic tasks.
    • Questions/Comments?
    • Conclusion During this workshop, we accomplish the following objectives: • Identify the habits of skillful readers. • Identify reading strategies to improve comprehension and retention. • Explain the P-PLAN meta-strategy.