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         There is no doubt that readers vary when it comes to the sort of styles they adopt while
scanning or skimming texts. For the readers to be good readers, they ought to keep in mind some of
the strategies while reading textbooks. Having watched the videos dealing with reading skills, I learnt
that there are plenty of strategies which college students have to be conscious of with a view to
making their reading process productive and rewarding. Some of these strategies are visualizing,
questioning, scope it out, reader-author dialogue, reader’s perception towards books and finally
strong tendency towards reading. This five-paragraph essay will expose these strategies respectively.

         Initially, visualizing (while reading) should be ranked number one in order of priority. It is
obviously true that reader (be they beginners, intermediate or advanced readers) usually complain
that they read books but quickly can’t recall everything they read closely after they put the book
down. This can be explained by the fact that they lack what is called visualizing strategy, which to
say while these readers read, they should imagine and try to create a mental image of they are
scanning. The best way to that is to draw a picture that summarizes the events in the story and this
helps readers go back to the ideas written on papers. I should additionally mention that this type of
reading skills productively works with novellas, novels and short stories and not with science books.
In addition to visualizing, questioning deems the second approach and it means that good readers
create engagement with what they are doing when they are questioning their curiosity. In this case,
it is highly advisable to use I wonder why/who/how questions and when you keep asking such
questions while scanning a text, the brain simultaneously starts to find out answers and that leads to
an active involvement from the reader and to a better comprehension. To better elaborate on this, it
would be great if you stop periodically and ask questions and not to wait till you finish a chapter or a
heading …etc. basically as you will lose interest.

         Additionally, scope it out remains another beneficial method which good readers mostly
apply while trying to sort out the main themes being dealt with in a long book. It is worth-mentioning
that while trying to put this method into effect, readers should be aware of five sub-methods:
number one has to with reading subtitles; it is good to read them to get introduced to the general
ideas. Number two concerns captions (pictures); this is good as pictures tell us much about where
the details are. Number three is related to the objective first sentence because the first sentence is
usually the topic sentence and it just tells you what is coming later in more detail. Number four is
pictures in that “picture is worth a thousand words”. Lastly, you should read an eye-catching bold
words or sentences to you. In addition to scope it out, good readers should dialogue with the author.
Readers should love the author. To get this, they should learn more about the author because if you
can’t love the author, you will not read his books.

       Two more other strategies are reader’s perception towards books and strong tendency
towards reading. As to the reader’s point of view towards books, I would say that good readers
should know what books can offer and what films cannot. Research shows that films usually teach
passion, while books stir up critical thinking. The reason behind this belief is that the main purpose
behind reading is to read about the dead in terms of their lifestyle and culture on the whole.
Concerning the last tip is that good readers read in group, never alone. Thanks to the great progress
in media, readers can discuss the ideas using social media, including social networks like face book
…etc.

        Not to make much of it, reading skills are a lot and what works for one reader might not
necessarily work for the others. Yet, there are some useful strategies and approaches I see highly
fruitful and productive which are visualizing, questioning, scope it out, reader teacher dialogue,
reader’s perception towards books and finally strong tendency towards reading

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Effective study skills

  • 1. Effective reading skills There is no doubt that readers vary when it comes to the sort of styles they adopt while scanning or skimming texts. For the readers to be good readers, they ought to keep in mind some of the strategies while reading textbooks. Having watched the videos dealing with reading skills, I learnt that there are plenty of strategies which college students have to be conscious of with a view to making their reading process productive and rewarding. Some of these strategies are visualizing, questioning, scope it out, reader-author dialogue, reader’s perception towards books and finally strong tendency towards reading. This five-paragraph essay will expose these strategies respectively. Initially, visualizing (while reading) should be ranked number one in order of priority. It is obviously true that reader (be they beginners, intermediate or advanced readers) usually complain that they read books but quickly can’t recall everything they read closely after they put the book down. This can be explained by the fact that they lack what is called visualizing strategy, which to say while these readers read, they should imagine and try to create a mental image of they are scanning. The best way to that is to draw a picture that summarizes the events in the story and this helps readers go back to the ideas written on papers. I should additionally mention that this type of reading skills productively works with novellas, novels and short stories and not with science books. In addition to visualizing, questioning deems the second approach and it means that good readers create engagement with what they are doing when they are questioning their curiosity. In this case, it is highly advisable to use I wonder why/who/how questions and when you keep asking such questions while scanning a text, the brain simultaneously starts to find out answers and that leads to an active involvement from the reader and to a better comprehension. To better elaborate on this, it would be great if you stop periodically and ask questions and not to wait till you finish a chapter or a heading …etc. basically as you will lose interest. Additionally, scope it out remains another beneficial method which good readers mostly apply while trying to sort out the main themes being dealt with in a long book. It is worth-mentioning that while trying to put this method into effect, readers should be aware of five sub-methods: number one has to with reading subtitles; it is good to read them to get introduced to the general ideas. Number two concerns captions (pictures); this is good as pictures tell us much about where the details are. Number three is related to the objective first sentence because the first sentence is usually the topic sentence and it just tells you what is coming later in more detail. Number four is pictures in that “picture is worth a thousand words”. Lastly, you should read an eye-catching bold words or sentences to you. In addition to scope it out, good readers should dialogue with the author. Readers should love the author. To get this, they should learn more about the author because if you can’t love the author, you will not read his books. Two more other strategies are reader’s perception towards books and strong tendency towards reading. As to the reader’s point of view towards books, I would say that good readers should know what books can offer and what films cannot. Research shows that films usually teach passion, while books stir up critical thinking. The reason behind this belief is that the main purpose behind reading is to read about the dead in terms of their lifestyle and culture on the whole.
  • 2. Concerning the last tip is that good readers read in group, never alone. Thanks to the great progress in media, readers can discuss the ideas using social media, including social networks like face book …etc. Not to make much of it, reading skills are a lot and what works for one reader might not necessarily work for the others. Yet, there are some useful strategies and approaches I see highly fruitful and productive which are visualizing, questioning, scope it out, reader teacher dialogue, reader’s perception towards books and finally strong tendency towards reading