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MUL week 4 - SQ3R

discusses the SQ3R reading technique
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Georgeanna Hall

on 25 March 2011

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Transcript of MUL week 4 - SQ3R

Textbook Reading
an introduction to SQ3R clipart credit: Nathan Eady (Open Clipart) Don’t read a textbook the same way you would read a novel You will pay too much attention to details that don’t matter
You may not pay enough attention to the details that are important Effective textbook reading requires a method SQ3R was developed by psychology instructor Francis Robinson
Reflected his understanding of the human mind and how it works Clipart Credit: ryanlerch (OpenClipArt) In particular... 1. We tend to forget new information right after we learn it. 2. Reading comprehension requires the ability to make and confirm predictions about upcoming information. “A quick overview orients the reader and allows him to comprehend at least partially what is to come.”

Francis Robinson, Effective Study urvey photo credit: Leo Reynolds (Flickr) Read anything titled “Introduction”, “Summary” or “Review” Skim pages looking for clues to important information: Headings
Notes in the margins
Questions between chapter headings Pictures, charts, graphs, tables, etc. Words in boldface, colored ink or italics
Icons or symbols used to highlight information
Boxed statements or lists boldface uestion “The use of a question at the beginning of each section gives an immediate questioning attitude and a core idea around which to organize the material which follows.”

Francis Robinson, Effective Study photo credit: Leo Reynolds (Flickr) Use chapter headings to pose questions photo credit: the.sprouts (Flickr) Example: "The Warren Court" "What was the Warren Court?" "What made the Warren Court special?" Questions help you distribute your attention Quickly read descriptions of the major events or aspects

Slow down to read descriptions of how the framework came about ead photo credit: karma-police (Flickr) Don’t read a textbook chapter from start to finish 
in one sitting

Divide the chapter into manageable segments 
(maybe 10-20 pages) Helps you maintain focus and concentration Ask yourself questions about what you are reading

Try to predict how the author will develop his or her ideas (guess what information will come next) While reading... After reading a section, look away from the text and… ecall photo credit: karma-police See if you can recite the key points
Write out the answers to your original questions
Quiz yourself on key words Goal: see how much you can recall from the reading If you can recall very little, consider marking the section for a second reading later clipart credit: jongo_jingaro photo credit: karma-police eview After finishing the entire chapter, take a few minutes to review everything. List the headings and write down a few key points under each

Make a concept map or informal outline Study group – pose questions to each other based on the chapter headings photo credit: natashalcd (Flickr) Concept Map SQ3R - Check your Understanding! The survey step in SQ3R requires you to skim the entire chapter from beginning to end. The questions that you pose as part of SQ3R should all be brief ones that require only a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. Textbook assignments should usually not be completed in one sitting. The only way to complete the second R in SQ3R is to recite the key points of each chapter section. While some students rely on concept maps, there are a number of ways to review the chapter once you have finished. photo credit: Leo Reynolds (Flickr) urvey ead ecall eview uestion
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