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They are organized into modules listed below and in the menu above. Our tutorials are used by universities, community colleges, and high schools around the world. The tutorials are completely free and under a Creative Commons license. More info Maintained by Joe Lau, Philosophy Department, University of Hong Kong. Companion textbook An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity: Think More, Think Better. Other books on critical thinking and related topics Chinese version of this site 思方網 (Traditional Chinese) 思方网 (Simplified Chinese) Student Success Videos: READING SKILLS. Student Success Video: READING a TEXTBOOK DEMO. Reading & Raiding: Shortcuts to using your text book.
Deap Reading. Reading Speed Improvement. Evaluating websites. PQRST method. Skimming. Critical Reading. Reading Strategies. Learning Outcomes Students will learn what factors hinder reading efficiency and intervention techniques to improveStudents will learn techniques to improve their reading speed and comprehensionStudent will learn to view reading as an active processStudent will learn to use his/her textbook as an essential toolStudent will understand different active learning methods and choose the best one to fit the course (e.g.
SQ3R) Knowing what you need to get out of your reading will help you choose the appropriate learning strategy and set your reading speed. Cornell Learning Strategies Center. Active Reading Strategies - Active Reading Strategies - McGraw Center - Princeton University.
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Getting the big picture enhances retention of details. You learn best from general to specific. • Read chapter objectives, headings and subheadings. • Look over charts and pictures in the chapter • Read the bold and italicized words to become familiar with the chapter vocabulary. • Read chapter summaries and questions at the end of the chapter. Question. While You Read Reflect. . • Visualize the material. . • Read aloud especially if it is complicated. . • Answer the questions you created. Highlight. . • Circle key terms and write short definitions in the margin or on note cards. • Write Q's in the margins for possible test questions. • Draw diagrams, pictures, tables, or maps that translate text into visual terms. • Use the backside of your lecture notes to take corresponding reading notes.
. • Write summaries of the main ideas at the bottom of your notes. After You Read. Learning Literacy-NCMSJ e-Mono1. Skillswise - Reading. KWL table. A KWL table, or KWL chart, is a graphical organizer designed to help in learning.
The letters KWL are an acronym, for what students, in the course of a lesson, already know, want to know, and ultimately learn. A KWL table is typically divided into three columns titled Know, Want and Learned. The table comes in various forms as some have modified it to include or exclude information. It may be useful in research projects and to organize information to help study for tests. Classroom Introduction The KWL chart was created by Donna Ogle in 1986. A KWL chart can be used for all subjects in a whole group or small group atmosphere. Here is what the KWL chart can look like: A KWL chart can be used to drive instruction in the classroom. Purpose for using KWLT charts A teacher has many reasons for using KWLT charts in the classroom. Study Tool A KWL chart can be used as a study tool. Specific Learners Adaptations Hill KLEW
Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say. Claire Handscombe has a commitment problem online.
Like a lot of Web surfers, she clicks on links posted on social networks, reads a few sentences, looks for exciting words, and then grows restless, scampering off to the next page she probably won’t commit to. “I give it a few seconds — not even minutes — and then I’m moving again,” says Handscombe, a 35-year-old graduate student in creative writing at American University. But it’s not just online anymore. She finds herself behaving the same way with a novel. “It’s like your eyes are passing over the words but you’re not taking in what they say,” she confessed.
To cognitive neuroscientists, Handscombe’s experience is the subject of great fascination and growing alarm. “I worry that the superficial way we read during the day is affecting us when we have to read with more in-depth processing,” said Maryanne Wolf, a Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and the author of “Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain.” Read slowly to benefit your brain and cut stress.