After reading - Deepstash

After reading

  • Create an outline of the text from memory
  • Discuss the material with a friend or classmate.
  • Write down everything you remember from the reading in 5 minutes.
  • Identify the important concepts from the reading and provide examples and non-examples of each concept.
  • Create a concept map from memory to illustrate your learning from the assigned reading.

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MORE IDEAS FROM Reading Comprehension Tips - Learning Center

  • Consider your purpose for reading and what you need to be able to understand, know, or do after reading.
  • Determine what you already know about the material you are to read.
  • Give the text an initial glance, noting headings, diagrams, tables, pictures, bolded words, summaries, and key questions. Consider reading introductions and conclusions to gather main ideas.
  • Plan to break your reading into manageable chunks.

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  • As soon as you notice your mind drifting, stop and consider your needs.
  • Develop a key/system to note the following in the text: key ideas/major points, unfamiliar words/unclear information, key words and phrases, important information, and connections.
  • Summarize the main points and two or three key details in your own words.

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