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Lesson 10 Rdg & Studying For Tests


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Lesson 10 Rdg & Studying For Tests

  1. 1. Reading & Studying for Tests <br />Steps 2 & 3<br />Lesson 10<br />
  2. 2. Step 2: Previewing Info<br />Helps understand it better<br />Major topics<br />Chapter<br />Reading assignment<br />Grasps overall understanding<br />Check out Table of Contents<br />Intro paragraph<br />Appendix<br />Glossary<br />
  3. 3. Survey or Skim<br />Closing paragraphs<br />Introductions<br />Summaries<br />Lists<br />Headings & subheadings<br />Graphic aids<br />Pictures<br />End of section questions<br />
  4. 4. Preview an assignment<br />Look for NEW terms<br />Check out “notable” words<br />Underlined<br />Bolded<br />Italics<br />ALL CAPS<br />
  5. 5. It Only Takes a Few Minutes to…<br />Build a foundation for what you can learn<br />Get insight on what you will be covering<br /> (Consider it an hors d&apos;oeuvres)<br />
  6. 6. Step 3: Scanning/Skimming<br />Remember these from Reading Textbooks?<br />Remember the difference between them?<br />Most prefer scanning<br />Gets answers to fill in the worksheet or answers the homework questions<br />You know what you’re looking for and you’re out to find it<br />You don’t want to waste time<br />“Just the facts M’aam’<br />
  7. 7. Scanning<br />Locate answers to questions<br />Pick out key words<br />Names<br />Dates<br />Facts<br />Read phrases/short sentences<br />Not reading everything, scroll eyes down middle of page<br />
  8. 8. Strategies to Scanning<br />I.D. organizational methods<br />Poetry<br />ABC order<br />Expository<br />Includes facts, details, & info<br />Determine author’s arrangement of info<br />Helps to locate page/section<br />
  9. 9. More Scanning Strategies<br />Focus on key words before you scan<br />Easier to pick out<br />Read quickly & accurately<br />Look for key words, ignore unnecessary <br />Move eyes in quick patterns<br />When you think you’ve found info, spend time to read more carefully.<br />Don’t get bogged down <br />with all the text<br />
  10. 10. Skimming Info<br />Read quickly for general understanding<br />Careful preview<br />Focus on main ideas<br />Look for <br />Bolded words<br />Italics<br />Underlined words/phrases<br />Intro paragraphs<br />
  11. 11. More Skimming Info<br />Look for<br />Headings<br />First sentences of paragraphs<br />Intro/sequence words<br />First, second, third<br />In conclusion<br />Next<br />Finally<br />Furthermore<br />
  12. 12. Skimming<br />Graphic aids<br />Analyze referenced info<br />