Myths about college reading processes

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Myths about college reading processes

  1. 1. Synthesized from Exploring College Writing (Equinox, 2011) by Dan MelzerMYTHS ABOUT COLLEGEREADING PROCESSES
  2. 2. Myth #1: “Good college readers understandwhat they’ve read the first time they read it”(Melzer, 182).
  3. 3. Myth #2: “Good college readers don’t needany help understanding texts” (Melzer, 182).
  4. 4. Myth #3: “Some people will never be goodreaders” (Melzer, 183).
  5. 5. Myth #4: “You can use the same readingprocess for every college reading assignment”(Melzer, 183).
  6. 6. Myth #5: “Reading means memorizinginformation” (Melzer, 183).
  7. 7. CRITICAL READING “Critical reading means being an active reader and not a passive reader” (Melzer, 177). “Critical readers […] look for main points the author is making, question the author’s assumptions, and annotate the text as they read” (Melzer, 177).
  8. 8. CRITICAL READING “Critical reading means interacting with the text” (Melzer, 177).
  9. 9. CRITICAL READING “Critical reading means questioning assumptions and claims” (Melzer, 177).
  10. 10. CRITICAL READING “Critical reading means evaluating evidence ” (Melzer, 177).
  11. 11. CRITICAL READING “Critical reading means thinking about where and to what extent you agree and disagree with the author” (Melzer, 178).
  12. 12. CRITICAL READING “Critical reading means considering the rhetorical situation and genre of the text” (Melzer, 178).
  13. 13. CRITICAL READING “Critical reading means talking with other readers about the text” (Melzer, 178).
  14. 14. REFERENCESMelzer, Dan. “Academic Reading Processes.”Exploring College Writing:Reading, Writing, and Researching Across theCurriculum. Oakfield, CT: Equinox, 2011. Print.167-206.

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