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  1. 2. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Describe the reading techniques involved in fast reading; </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the reading techniques involved in slow reading; and </li></ul><ul><li>Apply the reading techniques discussed into your own reading. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Purpose of Reading <ul><li>To get an overview </li></ul><ul><li>To locate specific information </li></ul><ul><li>Practical application </li></ul><ul><li>To develop detailed and analytical understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Pleasure reading/Free-range reading </li></ul>
  3. 5. 1. Fast reading <ul><li>Fast reading is for the following purposes: </li></ul><ul><li>Gain an overview or background information of a topic; </li></ul><ul><li>Locate specific information; </li></ul><ul><li>Identify if the material is relevant to your needs; and </li></ul><ul><li>Know what the content is all about. </li></ul>
  4. 7. a) Scanning <ul><li>Done when you want to locate specific information quickly and efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Quick absorption of the content </li></ul><ul><li>Read no more than necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Looking up a number in a telephone directory </li></ul>
  5. 8. How to Scan? <ul><li>Look at the table of contents (TOC) </li></ul><ul><li>Read the chapter headings and subheadings </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the relevant sections of the book and read the first paragraph or the section headings </li></ul><ul><li>Search the index for keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Look out for hints ie. Words in bold, italics, underlined, subheadings. </li></ul>
  6. 9. b) Skimming <ul><li>Done when you need to cover a large amount of material in a short time and not looking for anything in particular </li></ul><ul><li>Get good general impression of what the material is all about </li></ul>
  7. 10. How to Skim? <ul><li>Read the headings in bold typeface </li></ul><ul><li>Search through the text very quickly – read the first and last paragraphs; note keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Move your eyes in zig-zag manner – left to right, then down </li></ul>
  8. 11. 2. Slow reading <ul><li>Slow reading allows you to: </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse and understand; </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate and be critical; </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the information you read; and </li></ul><ul><li>Follow instructions. </li></ul>
  9. 12. Two approaches: <ul><li>Analytical Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Used when you need to understand terminology, follow instructions or remember what you have read. </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Used when you need to evaluate the material you are reading. </li></ul>
  10. 13. SQ3R <ul><li>An active and systematic approach to reading academic material </li></ul><ul><li>S = Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Q = Question </li></ul><ul><li>R = Read </li></ul><ul><li>R = Recite </li></ul><ul><li>R = Review </li></ul>
  11. 14. S = survey <ul><li>Surveying the material to get the best overview of the information content. </li></ul><ul><li>Scan and skim through the material. </li></ul>
  12. 15. Q = question <ul><li>Ask appropriate questions to provide focus in reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Read section by section and ask questions. </li></ul>
  13. 16. R = read <ul><li>Question yourself while reading and try to answer. </li></ul><ul><li>Read slowly for difficult passages. </li></ul><ul><li>Read rapidly by focusing on keywords. </li></ul><ul><li>Stop and look closer at parts which are not clear. </li></ul>
  14. 17. R = recite <ul><li>Recite for comprehension – ask questions, take notes, highlights, rewrite. </li></ul><ul><li>Organise information in your mind after each reading by doing mental maps. </li></ul><ul><li>Check your recall against the book – speak, listen. </li></ul>
  15. 18. R = review <ul><li>Review your notes </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the material you have read. </li></ul>
  16. 19. Summary of Your Reading <ul><li>When reading, gather these information to get an overview of the content of the reading material: </li></ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul><ul><li>Title of Book </li></ul><ul><li>Essay or article </li></ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing details </li></ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Main point(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Important information </li></ul><ul><li>Related works </li></ul>
  17. 21. Table of Contents <ul><li>Table of Contents provide: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A general idea of the module’s content. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Able to see the module’s structure & specific topics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This module comprises 10 topics that provide you with specific information </li></ul>
  18. 22. The Course Guide <ul><li>Provides an overview of the course. </li></ul><ul><li>Consists of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study Schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Synopsis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prior Knowledge </li></ul></ul>
  19. 23. Getting Acquainted with the Course Content <ul><li>Read the content itself. </li></ul><ul><li>Notice the different icons and what they represent. </li></ul>
  20. 24. Learning Skills: Reading for Information by Open University Malaysia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License . Based on a work at http://oer.oum.edu.my . Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.oum.edu.my .

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