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Reading for information

  1. 1. Reading for Information OUMH1103 Learning Skills for OD Learners 1 zainals@gmail.com
  2. 2. Why Do You Read? 2 zainals@gmail.com
  3. 3. Why Do You Read?  To Get an Overview (“Background Reading”  To Locate Specific Information  Dictionary, Map, Biography etc  Practical Application  Manual, how to  To Develop Detailed and Analytical Understanding  SQ3R  Pleasure Reading/Free-range Reading 3 zainals@gmail.com
  4. 4. Why Do You Read? 4 zainals@gmail.com
  5. 5. Reading Techniques 5 zainals@gmail.com
  6. 6. Fast Reading Fast reading is for the following purposes:  Gain an overview or background information of a topic;  Locate specific information;  Identify if the material is relevant to your needs; and  Know what the content is all about. 6 zainals@gmail.com
  7. 7. Fast Reading Scanning  done when you want to locate specific information quickly and efficiently  title and author of the book  table of contents  chapter headings and subheadings 7 zainals@gmail.com
  8. 8. Fast Reading Skimming  done when you need to cover a large amount of material in a short time and when you are not looking for anything in particular  Get an overview of the authorÊs main line of argument; and  Identify the main idea or theme of the book or article.  Skimming involves reading only parts of the text.  the first and last paragraphs  locate keywords or phrases 8 zainals@gmail.com
  9. 9. Slow Reading A slow reading style is adopted when you need to be very thorough about what you are reading, especially when you need to:  Analyse and understand;  Evaluate and be critical;  Remember the information you read; and  Follow instructions. 9 zainals@gmail.com
  10. 10. Slow Reading Analytical Approach  used when you need to understand terminology, follow instructions or remember what you have read  You have to create questions and find answers as you read Critical Approach  used when you need to evaluate the material you are reading  Identifying the author’s intention 10 zainals@gmail.com
  11. 11. Slow Reading SQ3R S = Survey Q = Question R = Read R = Recite R = Review 11 zainals@gmail.com
  12. 12. SQ3R 12 zainals@gmail.com
  13. 13. SQ3R 13 zainals@gmail.com
  14. 14. SQ3R 14 zainals@gmail.com
  15. 15. SQ3R 15 zainals@gmail.com
  16. 16. SQ3R 16 zainals@gmail.com

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