Welcome to The Mobile Interactive Reading Unit(MIRU)*“Look” in Japanese
College Textbook Reading Why don’t students read? Is it because there’re no quizzes on the reading? Is it because their professor never talks about the reading assignment? Maybe the assignments are too long.
MIRU for You (MIRU) will demonstrate two very successful uses of Reading Strategies available for FREE at the Reading Center on campus in Bldg. C 107.
Effective College Textbook Reading Think about a purpose! Think about your assignment! Think about how to make efficient use of your reading time!
First Reading Strategy: Pivotal words are words that guide you This Reading Strategy is using flashcards with pivotal words written on them. This helps to guide your mind along the pathway.
Examples of Pivotal Words War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent. George Orwell, 1984 It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. George Orwell
Examples of Pivotal Words On November 9, 1984, Ceaser E. Chavez delivered Common Wealth. “The Republicans control the governor's office and the White House. They say there is a conservative trend in the nation. Yet we are filled with hope and encouragement. We have looked into the future and the future is ours!”
Flashcards Flashcards are an important technique for remembering, especially for those students who have difficulty retaining information. It’s also good to enhance your comprehension.
Second Reading Strategy:Using the SQ3R Method SQ3R is a study-reading technique designed to help students effectively read their assignments, textbooks and tests.
Here’s how you do it: Practice PracticePractice Survey a book Survey a chapter
Survey Read the summaries at the end of the chapters and books. Read topical sentence and subtopical headings and sentences by critically skimming through the text.
Here’s how you do it: Practice PracticePractice Question 1. Turn each of the main points found in the introduction, headings, topic sentences, or summary into a question. 2. Use these questions to guide your reading.
Here’s how you do it: Practice PracticePractice Read Read the section you have surveyed using your questions as a guide.
Here’s how you do it: Practice PracticePractice Recite Restate the main points and supporting details in your own words while you read.
Here’s how you do it: Practice PracticePractice Review At the end of your study period, review the material you have covered using your notes, outline, or marked portions of the text to see how much you can remember.
SQ3R Survey. Question. Read. Recite. Review. Final Tips & Reminders: Note the differences in textbooks from discipline to discipline. Schedule reading time. Preview assignment. Read with a purpose. Write and talk to improve comprehension. Use your voice. Read in several short periods of time.
You will not lose if you PRACTICE! Using the SQ3R Method students will: