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Reading the textbook


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Reading the textbook

  2. 2. Would you try to find a new, unfamiliar place without using a map or any kind of directions? My assumption – you’ve read the chapter!!
  3. 3. HOW TO READ YOUR PSYCHOLOGY TEXTBOOK Survey Question ReadRecite Recall/ Review SQ3R F. P. Robinson, 1970
  4. 4. • Look at & get familiar with the chapter outline & learning objectives. • Flip through the chapter, looking at: • Section headings • Tables • Figures • Graphs • Cartoons • Read through chapter summary located at the end of the chapter. Survey Question Read Recite Recall/ Review
  5. 5. • Your book makes this easy by providing the questions for you. • These questions provide you with a purpose for your reading…to answer the questions. • Facilitates more involved reading. • Improves comprehension & retention of material. Survey Question Read Recite Recall/ Review
  6. 6. • Actively read the section. • Take notes by outlining main points and terms. • Study: (Boyd & Peeler 2004) Survey Question Read Recite Recall/ Review Difference between note-taking & highlighting Students who write own notes while reading or during lecture scored significantly higher on exam grades than those who highlight.
  7. 7. • Reciting information helps you process it more deeply and completely. • Studies show that students tend to forget as much as 80% of what they have learned from reading within two weeks after studying… • But when students recited immediately after reading, they forgot only 20% during the same time period. • Saying it – auditory memory • Writing it – visual memory Survey Question Read Recite Recall/ Review
  8. 8. • Once you finish reading the entire chapter: • Take a few moments to remember as much information as you can. • Complete the section and chapter quizzes to ensure you have grasped the material. Survey Question Read Recite Recall/ Review
  9. 9. • Using the SQ3R method will save you from test anxiety and late-night crash study sessions, cramming for exams. • SQ3R helps you learn and retain the material so you can approach a test with confidence. Survey Question Read Recite Recall/ Review
  10. 10. TAKING NOTES  Break down the chapter into sections and complete 1 to 2 sections at a time.  While reading the section, focus on understanding the material.  Once you feel you understand the material jot down the main points and vocabulary terms in your own words.