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Reading Academic Texts Critically

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Eugenie Wood
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I picked this site because it restated what almost every other source is teaching. Active reading and notetaking are the most important actions to take when reading texts. Then applying what you have read by turning the data into another form, charts or diagrams, pictures. This will help to reinforce what you have read.

I also liked the section following that spoke to speed reading, previewing, and skimming. I find previewing texts helps set me up to understand what direction the reading is going by knowing what is coming up next.

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College Freshman
Ultimate Medical Academy, Clearwater, Fl.

I have used active reading in previous classes. My preferred method is highlighting a passage and also writing a note, comment, or question along the side. This has worked well for me.

Reading Academic Texts
Cindy
Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa, Florida

I was interested in reading about this because I tend to 'read' something and not really take ANY of it in. I'm a bit worried about that happening since I will NOT be in a classroom setting and only online. I feel that I can utilize some of the instructions given in the text. I am someone who greatly benefits from flashcards, and writing things down repeatedly. Therefore, I feel like if I were to read and make margin notes and even underline as I go it would help a lot.


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