Well Formed Outcomes. What is your purpose ? What’s stopped you (slowed you down) before ? What do you get out of what you do now ? How can you improve ? How will you know when you’ve achieved your purpose ?. Reading purposes. Purpose. Select potential sources Identify key themes
Preface / foreword / abstract
Chapter introductions / conclusions
Figures / diagrams / statistics
Reading in detail
Active (questioning) involvement
What are the main points ?
Is it convincing ? (why / why not ?)
What are the implications ?
What’s my purpose ?
Skim read first for context
Detailed reading with questioning mind
Make notes regularly
- Summarise notes
Try summarising without reference to notes
Where are the key points ?
The topic sentence of each
paragraph (often the first)
Ways of making it more enjoyable …
… read what you like
… share with a friend
… set limits, engage actively, stop
i thank You God for most this amazing day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today, and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth day of life and love and wings; and of the gay great happening illimitably earth)