OUMH1103 Exam Focus for May 2011 - Topic 3


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OUMH1103 Exam Focus for May 2011 - Topic 3

  1. 1. Exam Workshop Part 3 OUMH 1103 Learning Skills for Open Distance Learners May 2011 Semester
  2. 2. Topic 3 Focus <ul><li>Purpose of Fast Reading (scanning, skimming) </li></ul>Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011) <ul><li>Purpose of Slow Reading (SQ3R) </li></ul><ul><li>How to read the module </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose of Fast Reading <ul><li>Scanning </li></ul><ul><li>Skimming </li></ul>Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011) To gain overview Or background of Information To locate specific information To identify if the Material is Relevant to our needs To know about the content
  4. 4. Scanning Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011) What <ul><li>To locate specific info </li></ul><ul><li>Look out for keywords </li></ul>Why <ul><li>To locate for info quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Read no more than </li></ul><ul><li>absolutely necessary </li></ul>How <ul><li>Use keyword spotting </li></ul>
  5. 5. Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011) What <ul><li>Running quickly over main </li></ul><ul><li>features i.e title, heading, .. </li></ul><ul><li>To get general impression </li></ul>Why <ul><li>To find the main idea/theme </li></ul><ul><li>To cover a large amount of </li></ul><ul><li>of material in a short time </li></ul>How <ul><li>Read title/heading/part of text </li></ul><ul><li>Search through the text </li></ul><ul><li>Read first/last paragraph and </li></ul><ul><li>note keywords </li></ul>Skimming
  6. 6. Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011) Purpose of Slow Reading? Analyze & Understand Evaluate & Be Critical Remember What is read Follow Instructions Analytical Approach Critical Approach
  7. 7. Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011) SQ3R R ecite retain your mind to concentrate and learn as it reads R eview refine your mental organization and begin building memory. S urvey gather the information necessary to focus and formulate goals . Q uestion help your mind engage and concentrate R ead fill in the information around the mental structures you've been building .
  8. 8. Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011) How to Read Your Module Course Content The Course Guide Table of Content Introduction And Learning Objectives Read Subheading Look for Keywords Look out For Icons Look for Words in Bold
  9. 9. Topic 3 – Past Years Questions Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011) <ul><li>To get an overview and background of certain subjects </li></ul>b) To look for certain information quickly c) To ensure that the materials are relevant to our needs d) To understand what is read Question 1 – (May 2011 SMP – Part A) State FOUR advantages of having fast reading skill among OUM learners Nyatakan EMPAT kelebihan memiliki kemahiran membaca dengan cepat bagi pelajar-pelajar OUM (4 marks) Sample Answers for Question 1
  10. 10. Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011) Question 2 – (Part B)
  11. 11. Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011) Sample Answers for Q.2 <ul><li>Five steps in scanning a book: </li></ul><ul><li>Step: 1 - Note the title and author of the book </li></ul><ul><li>Step: 2 - Read the chapter headings and subheadings. </li></ul><ul><li>to see whether the book is relevant to our needs </li></ul><ul><li>Step: 3 - From the chapter headings in the Table of </li></ul><ul><li>Contents go to the relevant sections of the book and </li></ul><ul><li>read the rst paragraph, or glance through the headings </li></ul><ul><li>in the section </li></ul><ul><li>Step: 4 - Search the index for the keywords to the topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Note the other page/pages where the subject is dealt </li></ul><ul><li>with and refer to the appropriate pages. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011) Step: 5 - Look out for additional hints given by the author such as:- Words in  bold, italics, underlined  words, Subheadings b) In a SQ3R slow reading technique where: S = Survey Q = Question R = Read R = Recite R = Review Survey - Start with surveying the materials and get the best overview of the information content. Question - Ask specific questions to provide your reading with specic focus.
  13. 13. Read - Read slowly for specific passages Recite - Try to recite for comprehension and recall and organize the information in our mind Review - Review the consolidation and integration of the information gathered Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011)
  14. 14. Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011) Question 3 – (Part B)
  15. 15. Sample Answers for Q.3 <ul><li>Four techniques of reading the module or materials for </li></ul><ul><li>assignment:: </li></ul><ul><li>i) Scanning - a fast reading technique to look for specific </li></ul><ul><li> information </li></ul><ul><li>ii) Skimming – a fast reading technique to gain general </li></ul><ul><li>impression or superficial knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>iii) SQ3R – detailed and analytical reading technique to </li></ul><ul><li>thoroughly understand and evaluate the materials </li></ul><ul><li>iv) Background Reading – a fast reading technique to get </li></ul><ul><li>an overview of what is being read </li></ul>Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011)
  16. 16. b) Consequences of not reading the module before tutorial: Pre-reading helps to: i) activate your prior knowledge; ii) build mental schemas; and iii) enable us to make intelligent connections. This will lead to better understanding of the material we are reading and eventually build interest in the classroom It is important that we read through the whole topic first, so that whatever is discussed in class or whatever is spoken by the tutor is familiar to us. Even if we do not understand all that is being presented, we will at least understand the basic ideas. Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011)
  17. 17. Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011) Being familiar with the issues raised during tutorials makes note-taking easier Thus we must read before tutorial so that we will be well prepared.
  18. 18. Question? Question? Question? End of Part 3 Page Prepared by Dr Richard Ng (2011)