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  1. Chapter 6: Organizing Textbook Information Bridging the Gap, 9/eBrenda Smith 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  2. In This Chapter You Will Answer the Questions: • What is study reading? • What is annotating? • What is the Cornell Method of Note taking? • What is outlining? • What is mapping? 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  3. Methods of Organizing Textbook Information • Annotating • Note taking • Outlining • Mapping 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  4. The Demands of College Study • Discovering your Fitness as a Reader • Building Knowledge Networks • Organizing Textbook Information • Annotating • Note taking • Outlining • Mapping 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  5. Annotating • Highlight main ideas, major supporting details, and key terms. • Develop a system of notations. • Mark the text after the first reading. • The markings indicate points to review for an exam. • Highlight with a colored marker. • Make a list of key terms & ideas to have a reduced form for review. 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  6. When to Annotate • After a unit of thought has been presented. • After a single paragraph or after three pages. • After major points emerge from a background of lesser detail. 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  7. Note taking • Write brief sentence summaries of important textbook information. • Use margin space to identify topics. • Highlight key terms for self-testing. 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  8. How to Take Notes:The Cornell Method • Create a two-and-one-half-inch margin for noting key words. • Create a six-inch area on the right for sentence summaries • After reading a section, jot down sentence summaries in the six-inch area. • Use your own words. • Include main ideas & significant supporting details. • Use complete sentences. • Underline keywords from summary sentences. See page 302-4 in your textbook for examples. 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  9. Why Take Textbook Notes? • It keeps you involved with the material. • It improves your concentration. • It helps to review for a test. 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  10. Outlining • Include only what you need to remember. • Use a numbering system & indentations. • Get a general overview before you start. • Use phrases rather than sentences. • Put it in your own words. • Be selective. • Indicate key terms with a yellow marker. 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  11. Why Outline? • It provides a visual display of the important information according to levels of importance. • It helps in organizing notes from class lectures. See page 307 of your textbook for an example of an outline form. 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  12. Reader’s Tip: Guidelines for Successful Outlining • Get a general overview before you start. • Use phrases rather than sentences. • Put it in your own words. • Be selective. • After outlining, indicate key terms with a yellow marker. 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  13. How to Map • Draw a circle or a box in the middle of a page. • Write the subject or topic of the material in it. • Determine the main ideas that support the subject. • Write them on lines radiating from the central circle or box. • Determine the significant details. • Write them on lines attached to each main idea. • Number of details you included will depend on the material and your purpose. See pages 311-312 in your textbook for examples. 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  14. Why Map? • Mapping offers a visual organization for learners with a preference for spatial representation. • It provides a quick overview of an article or a chapter. • Mapping can be used to reduce notes for later study. 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  15. Integrate Knowledge While Reading • Picture • Relate • Monitor • Correct • Predict 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  16. Recall • Stop to self-test • Relate • React 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  17. Concept Prep for Communications and Language • Communications courses include mass media, journalism, film, and video. They also include interpersonal and intrapersonal communication. • Some important terms in the field are: • Charisma • Ethics • Idioms • Diction • Double entendres • Malapropisms • Plagiarism • Copyright 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  18. Concept Prep for Health • What is blood pressure? • What can happen to arteries as we age? • What do these medical procedures mean: • CAT scan • MRI • Chemotherapy • Radiation • PSA • Sonogram • Amniocentesis • Mammogram Read about concepts important in the health field on pages 337-8 in your textbook. 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  19. Search the Net For suggested Web sites and other research activities, go to http://www.ablongman.com/smith/ 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers

  20. Vocabulary Booster Complete the exercises on root words entitled “The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars.” 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., Publishing as Longman Publishers