Critical Reading Strategies

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Critical Reading Strategies

  1. 1. + Critical Reading Strategies Workshop Series Rinella Learning Center Monday, October 7, 2013
  2. 2. + Reading Strategies  Prediction/Survey/Preview/Scan  Connection  Questions  Self-Monitor/Recite  Visualize  Summarize/Review
  3. 3. + Before Reading  Prediction/Survey  Title, author, publication date  Headings, subheadings, charts, graphs  Abstract  Lists of information  Questions for class/homework  What’s the author’s argument?  Why is the author writing?
  4. 4. + While Reading  Annotation!  WRITE IN YOUR BOOK  Key points – understand what the text is saying  Important ideas & big concepts  Relationships between concepts  Main idea of each paragraph  Information you need clarified  Potential test questions  3-5 sentence summary at the end
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  6. 6. + While Reading  Read first paragraphs (introduction) and last paragraphs (summary/conclusion) FIRST  What questions do you have?  Highlight/underline/annotate main ideas  Key facts/details  What stands out to you?  How does your reading relate to class discussions?
  7. 7. + Different Styles of Reading  Literature/Humanities    Research/Articles People/characters/political figures  Abstract  Introduction Who, what, where, when, wh y, how  Methods  Results  Discussion/Implications  Conclusion  References  Context/background/history  Conflict/issue
  8. 8. + After Reading  Can you write a brief 3-5 sentence summary?  Can you answer initial questions from preview?  What other questions arose during your reading?  What didn’t you understand?

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