Reading for your degreeLDU – LearnHigher CETL and LDHENwww.learnhigher.ac.ukwww.londonmet.ac.uk/ldu
What’s going onWhy look at reading? Students are not reading Students are not critical Students do not see the point…
Why some don’t readStudying seen as part timeReading less in the ‘real world’Sheer amount of information…More reading expected of students with less timeSubjects seen as vocational rather thanacademic
What’s it for?Reading is thinkingReading = access to ideas & knowledge claimsReading is learningReading = answering the question!
What do these mean?Have you seen these – do you understand them? Independent learner Reading list Read around the subject Read and make notes
ActivityBrainstorm: Why do we read? How do we know what to read? How can we read effectively? How much should we read?
Reading strategyMake a meal of reading use your QOOQRRRQ – Question – novice, initiateO – Overview1 – of courseO – Overview2 – of textQ – Question – why am I reading this now?R – read actively and interactivelyR – re-read and make notesR – review
Active, interactive & critical readingActivity:For EACH significant section: What is this paragraph about? Where is the writer coming from? Who would agree/disagree with this position? What is the argument? Who would dis/agree? What is the evidence? Is it valid? How do you know?Annotations – marginalia - short notes.TIP: index cards of all sources – re-cycle reading
Writing questions:What is this paragraph about?What exactly is that?What is your argument? (Tell me more)What is the evidence (for & against)?What does it mean?How does this relate back to the question as awhole?
Reading tricksRead and come up with: Three words that describe how it made you feel A bare bones summary (25 words) A visual summary An object that represents something from the text One question that you would ask the author A one minute presentation on the topic
ResearchIf you want to participate in the Learn HigherCETL research into reading and notemakingOr share your reading/notemaking resourcesand strategiesContact Sandra Sinfield firstname.lastname@example.org for moreinformation.