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An introduction to the SQ3R method of reading

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SQ3R

  1. 1. SQ3R <ul><li>An Effective Active Reading Technique </li></ul><ul><li>George Wilson </li></ul>
  2. 2. Active Learning <ul><li>Active v Passive learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learn new information </li></ul><ul><li>Understand and remember better </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is SQ3R? <ul><li>S urvey </li></ul><ul><li>Q uestion </li></ul><ul><li>R ead </li></ul><ul><li>R ecite </li></ul><ul><li>R eview </li></ul>
  4. 4. Survey- Pre-Reading Activity <ul><li>Read the title of a chapter </li></ul><ul><li>Skim the introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Read headings in the chapter </li></ul><ul><li>Look at visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Notice how many pages </li></ul><ul><li>Read vocabulary words </li></ul><ul><li>Check for summary and read it </li></ul><ul><li>Notice unique things about chapter </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Read the title of the chapter </li></ul>Survey-
  6. 6. <ul><li>Skim the introduction </li></ul>Survey-
  7. 7. <ul><li>Read headings and following sentence </li></ul>Survey-
  8. 8. <ul><li>Look at pictures and captions </li></ul>Survey-
  9. 9. <ul><li>Notice how many pages are in the chapter </li></ul>Survey-
  10. 10. <ul><li>Notice vocabulary words and read them </li></ul>Survey-
  11. 11. <ul><li>Check for a summary and read it </li></ul>Survey-
  12. 12. <ul><li>Notice any other unique things about the chapter </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>charts </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>graphs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>related readings </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>special sections </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Survey-
  13. 13. <ul><li>Turn each subheading into a question </li></ul>Question <ul><ul><ul><li>Who? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>An example: </li></ul>Read How did the war begin? What was the relationship between Washington and the Continental Army? What was the Battle of Bunker Hill? Where was it?
  15. 15. Read <ul><li>Read the chapter/section/paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>Answer your heading questions </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight answer when found (don’t overdo it) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Recite <ul><li>Repeat your question after reading section </li></ul><ul><li>Answer in your own words </li></ul><ul><li>Understand your answer </li></ul>
  17. 17. Review <ul><li>Reread your questions </li></ul><ul><li>Answer without referring to section </li></ul><ul><li>Review highlighted sections if stuck </li></ul>
  18. 18. Conclusion <ul><li>Active Reading = Effective learning </li></ul><ul><li>Need Time and Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Great Study Skill to develop </li></ul>

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