TEXT READING SKILLS Objectives:. Learn 2 approaches to reading and studying textbooks Improve reading comprehension. THE SQ3R STUDY SYSTEM. 5 STEPS: SURVEY QUESTION READ RECITE REVIEW. THE SQ3R STUDY SYSTEM. STEP 1 – SURVEY Preview the article or chapter:
TEXT READING SKILLSObjectives: Learn 2 approaches to reading and studying textbooks Improve reading comprehension
THE SQ3R STUDY SYSTEM 5 STEPS: • SURVEY • QUESTION • READ • RECITE • REVIEW
THE SQ3R STUDY SYSTEM STEP 1 – SURVEY Preview the article or chapter: • Study the title – a short summary • Read the first & last paragraphs • Look over headings and subheadings • Explore the text by noting italicized, bold printed sections; briefly review pictures, diagrams, and graphs
THE SQ3R STUDY SYSTE STEP 2 – QUESTION Convert the first heading in the selection into a question or a series of questions For example: If the heading is: “The Uses of Plants in Cities” You could make that into: “What are the uses of plants in cities?”
THE SQ3R STUDY SYSTEM STEP 3 – READ As you read, make up more questions: • What is the main idea in this paragraph? • What are supporting examples? Then read to find the answers to your questions.
THE SQ3R STUDY SYSTE STEP 4 – RECITE • After completing a section of reading, look away and see if you can recite the answers to your questions. • This will help you see exactly what you know and what you don’t know
THE SQ3R STUDY SYSTEM STEP 5 – REVIEW • After you complete all the sections, review the entire selection. • See if you can recite the answers to your questions
THE PRWR STUDY SYSTEM 4 STEPS: • PREVIEW • READ • WRITE • RECITE
THE PRWR STUDY SYSTEM Step 1 - PREVIEW Make a 5-minute preview of the material to get a sense of the main topics and ideas in material
THE PRWR STUDY SYSTEM Step 2 – READ AND MARK THE SELECTION • Read the material completely without stopping. • As you read, underline, check, star or highlight significant points.
READING TO COMPREHEND Pay attention to: • Definitions and examples • Enumerations or lists • Heading and subheadings • Signal words – emphasis, addition, change of direction, illustration • Main ideas in paragraphs and short selections
THE PRWR STUDY SYSTEM Step 3 – WRITE STUDY NOTES • Write notes in the margin of the text. OR • Prepare separate sheets of study notes.
THE PRWR STUDY SYSTEM Step 4 – RECITE STUDY NOTES • Convert your notes into study questions. Ex: What are the uses of plants in cities? • Recite your answer until you no longer have to look at your notes.
TEXT READING SKILLSPractice Enumerations Signal Words Main Ideas Answers to Prepared Questions