Reading Strategies Worksheet
Identify two reading goals, one short-term and one long-term.
• Long-term reading goal: read text book text more efficient • Short-term reading goal: marking my text and comprehending it better.
Write a 100- to 150-word response to each of the following questions:
• How do you currently approach the weekly readings in the course?
I usually download it from the forum to my desktop and then transfer a copy to my phone to have access anywhere. Until recently, I have been just trying to cram it all in one night and just driving myself insane. Now, I break it down in small blocks and read a little every night and if everything goes uninterrupted I am finished by Thursday of the week with class participation.
I now notice that my eyes burn less and ache less. Staring at a computer screen for three hours at a time is very tough on my eye sight.
• How might you incorporate three of the suggestions covered this week into your study time?
I would start with opening the chapter or book online and skim through the subject headlines and side paragraph summaries to get an idea of what I am reading and if I already have some knowledge of the subject. Then while previewing the text, I will map important parts and statements in bold. Next, I will thoroughly read the chapter and highlight important parts and annotate facts that seem relevant and I think may be on a test in the future. Last, I will