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Reading Your Textbooks Effectively and Efficiently

Reading Your Textbooks Effectively and Efficiently
More details Skip to main content Dartmouth College Academic Skills Center Quick Links Home > Assess your Learning Style > Active Reading: Comprehension and Rate Many college students discover that there is significantly more to read in college than there was in high school. Read every word.One reading is sufficient.Don't skip passages.Machines improve speed.A faster rate means less comprehension. Handouts Reading Myths: Active Reading Strategies: Where to Read: The Reading Environment (28K Word) Videos Reading Improvement Video (10:48 Minutes) Reading Improvement Video with Captions (10:48 minutes) Learning Links A Classic Method for Studying Texts: SQ3R - Dartmouth College Active Reading Strategies – Princeton University Rapid Reading – Cornell University Concept Mapping – Cornell University Guide to Reading Primary Sources – University of Pennsylvania Miniversity Course Improving Reading Speed and Comprehension Speed Reading Contact Collis Miniversity for more information. Contact Us

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Reading Skills and Strategies for Students One of the things students soon realize about college is that they must learn most things on their own, and often, this requires them to locate resources outside the classroom. This is not a foreign idea for those accustomed to finding a tutor in working math problems or writing essays; but, when it comes to asking for help in reading and comprehending a textbook, students are sometimes hesitant to reveal any difficulties they may be experiencing. We all know how to read, right? The Straight-A Gospels: Pseudo-Work Does Not Equal Work July 26th, 2007 · 78 comments This is the first post in a three-part series focusing on the Straight-A Gospels — the core concepts behind my book, How to Become a Straight-A Student. Today we focus on Gospel #1: Pseudo-work does not equal work Here are two facts: (1) I made straight A’s in college. (2) I studied less than most people I know. The same holds true for many of the straight-A students I researched for my book.

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The National Academies Press Overview Authors Michael Hout and Stuart W. Elliott, Editors; Committee on Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Public Education; National Research Council Description English Language Learners - ELL Proficiency Levels ELL Proficiency Levels Level 1 - Basic ​ Students at this level have very limited or no understanding of English. They rarely use English for communication. They can respond non-verbally to commands, statements and questions in simple form. As their oral comprehension increases, they begin to use simple words and phrases, and may use English spontaneously.

Resource Tools Every Student Must Use If you ask a college student about productivity, he won't have much to say. And you really can't blame him. He leads a dynamic life where academics and fun go hand in hand, with the latter becoming a more important activity most of the times. However, with the advent of internet and web 2.0, a college student now has access to so many amazing tools that he could finish up his work as well as enjoy life to the fullest without the guilt. The following list mentions 21 such tools which could skyrocket the productivity of college students when it comes to doing research, communicating with fellow students and dealing with assignments. Research and Taking Notes

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