Reading. Understanding Textbooks and Articles. “…..reading will be a crucial element of your study in higher education”. Don’t be allergic Motivate yourself about the huge benefit of knowing the English language Painstaking for the first time it’s OK. Reading a foreign language text.
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Reading Understanding Textbooks and Articles
“…..reading will be a crucial element of your study in higher education”
Don’t be allergic • Motivate yourself about the huge benefit of knowing the English language • Painstaking for the first time it’s OK Reading a foreign language text
“……..the ability to read, that is, to decode the text on a page into understandable language”
Skimming: quickly looking through text to get an idea of what the text concerns. Used when reading magazines, newspaper articles etc. Scanning: locating specific information in a text. Usually used in timetables, charts, etc. Extensive reading: reading for pleasure with emphasis on general understanding Intensive reading: reading carefully for an exact understanding of text. Necessary for contracts, legal documentation, application forms, etc. Types of reading
Before Reading (Preview) • Students should learn how to activate their background knowledge in connection with the topic to be read. • Students should be explicitly taught key specialized vocabulary related to the topic. • Students should know the purpose for reading. • Students should be given a strategy for helping them to preview and think about the text so that they have a sense of the content to be read. During Reading (View) • Students should be taught self-questioning strategies to monitor their comprehension of the text being read. • Students may find the use of graphic organizers (e.g., semantic maps) and study guides helpful to facilitate comprehension. • Students should be taught how to use strategies when they don't understand what they are reading. After Reading (Review) • Students should be taught how to use self-questioning strategies to reflect on what they have read. • Students should be able to summarize and retell what they have read. Before-During-After Reading
gain an overview of the content • begin to activate your prior knowledge and prepare yourself Before reading
Communicate with your reading material be active reader • When you come across a word you do not understand, first try to understand based on context • Highlight the keywords and words you do not understand Tips and tricks