STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS: BDA APPROACH Before Reading During Reading After Reading
TAKE AN ACTIVE APPROACH – BEFORE YOU READ Positive attitude. Find a place to study. Identify distractions and eliminate them to improve concentration and comprehension. Determine purpose for reading (author, instructor, student). Expect to reread to understand. Dedicate time to study – hours outside of class. Get prepared: Textbook Paper Pen/pencil/highlighter Dictionary
DURING READING NOTE-TAKING TECHNIQUES Highlighting & Marking – read first to avoid over- highlighting & use system of markings with symbols Summarizing – use your own words to retell key points in brief statements Mapping – visual diagram using shapes and lines Outlining – Roman numerals, letters, and numbers system using your own short phrases and/or words. Note-taking – Cornell Method
LET’S GIVE IT A TRY! Water makes up approximately 60-70% of your body,and it is important for everything from temperature regulation,digestion, absorption, and blood formation to waste elimination.Water is especially important for physically active people. Aperson engaged in heavy exercise in a hot, humid environmentcan lose 1 to 3 liters of water per hour through sweating. Losingas little as 5% of body water causes fatigue, weakness, and theinability to concentrate; losing more than 15% can be fatal. Youshould consume 8-10 cups of water per day through foods andbeverages. People who experience excess sweating, diarrhea,or vomiting or who donate blood may have higher waterrequirements.Powers, Scott K. and Stephen L Dodd. “Water.” Reading for Life. Ed. Corinne Fennessy. New York: Longman, 2011. 70.
AFTER READING – NOT DONE YET! Ask yourself if you know what you’ve read. Are you able to answer end of chapter questions? Review your notes and materials – immediately and periodically.
BDA TECHNIQUE – SQ3R Survey: Preview the chapter, subheadings, graphics, etc. Question: What do you want to know about the topic? Write questions using subheadings. Read: Focus on your written questions and finding main ideas. Recite: Stop and answer your questions aloud or by writing in your own words. Review: Immediately and periodically.