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Textbook Reading Strategies: The 4 T's of Reading Your College Textbook

Dianne Ida reveals to you "The 4 T's of Reading Your Textbook".

When: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Where: Lama 118 (Inside Library)
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

TIME:

How many pages / chapters should you read in a day?
How many hours should you spend on a chapter?
How long will it take me to study my chapter?

The answer depends on B A G S.

What does B A G S stand for?

B = ________________
A = ________________
G = ________________
S = ________________

TECHNIQUE:

PASSIVE READING: Effortless reading, just reading the words

ACTIVE READING: Take control of what you’re reading

Talking to the Text -
example: Wild Gorillas Handy with a Stick - Lisa Gross - PDF - EBSCO Link

Prereading Questions

1. Do you think wild animals are capable of making and using tools?
2. What thinking skills do making and using tools illustrate?

SQ3R: Learn to read your textbooks more efficiently and effectively using the SQ3R method of reading comprehension.

S = _________________
Q = _________________
R = _________________
R = _________________
R = _________________

Short segment of the Video Study Skills: How to read a Textbook will be shown. Summary

What's the first thing you would do if you had to read a textbook?
If you said read, you've made your first mistake.

SQ3R from YouTube

TRUST:

In time

In Technique

TALK:

During SQ3R

During Trust


"I hate reading textbooks."

Find out the tools available to you to be more successful.

Psychologist Abraham Maslow said "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you will treat every problem like a nail".

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