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Reading Comprehension 101: A Step by Step Guide

Love it
Doug Bishop
Chemeketa Community College, Salem,OR

I really enjoyed the PDF document. Everything on it was organized nicely. I appreciate the step by step guide. That is how I work best, having a set of instructions and this was just about that. I also like the assessment in the beginning.

step by step
Dusti Patten, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I really liked this article. The steps are easy to follow, and direct. I do most of these steps, but now that I have read this I\'m going to include all of them. It has a very steady flow, and I believe this will help me understand better the material I\'m trying to learn.

SQR3
Jessica Joseph, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Yamhill Valley campus.OR

This was a very helpful strategy that I learned in my reading 090 course at Chemeketa. SQR3 stands for; Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review. The step by step guide this site gives has a couple extra steps, however it is essentially the SQR3 strategy. This is a great way to learn/retain information from textbooks.

Kristy's review
Kristy Phillips, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem OR

This is an interesting article that asked questions on your reading habits. It also goes into detail on effective habits and how to get the most out of your reading. I love to read and do it often. After reading the article I found even more ways to read effectively.

Review of reading site
Kati Caldwell, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This website starts out with a quiz for you to take on how you read. It then goes on to talk about what you should do before you read, what to do while you read and what to do after you read. Some of the things I agree with are to scan the chapter before you read, to re read after and to review. Something that I thought was not very helpful on this site is the assessment at the beginning because I was expecting it to evaluate the answers I gave specifically but instead it just said a higher score is better in general. I think the rest of the information in on the site was helpful though.

Memory and reading
Sally Cain
Ultimate Medical Accademy, Tampa, Florida

I am a surviving Stroke Patient. I have had 4 strokes and have been taking memory building classes with a therapist. I have to highlight what I think is important and write things down to remember on a daily basis. I find that I remember more information when someone reads to me.

I have short term memory loss. If I don't write down what I have to do or remember on a daily basis before I go to sleep I will not remember the next morning what I am supposed to do. For example : Take my dog to the vet,pay certain bills,the days I am supposed to go see my therapist. My therapist told me I should pick something that I want to do and go back to school since I am Progressing so quickly. So I did.I picked Administrative Medical Assistant.

Now that I have been through my first week of online classes, I feel very overwhelmed,that I will fail and that I picked one of the hardest classes to take. Miss Cindy my therapist told me to stick with it that I can do anything I set my mind to do. Not to get discouraged and don't be embarrassed to ask for help.

Now I am afraid that I won't get all my reading and reviews done. Then taking my test has really got me scared.I keep telling myself and my mom keeps telling me I can do this and I will succeed.So I am giving this my best I am just a little slow on my first week. I have learned this week on how to get around on my computer, to get to the things I need to do.

And each morning I reread my books and the notes I have taken and it has triggered my memory enough to take the practice test.And reading the step by step guide has given me some great ideas. It is a great learning tool. I recommend it to anyone that is having problems comprehending what they are reading.>/b>

Why I jump around so much while I am reading
College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, McMinnville, OR.

This was interesting in helping me identify why I jump around so much while I am reading. It has a informative self quiz to take to help identify your strong points and weak points and gave you some great ideas to help you with reading.

INTERACTIVE Reading Comprehension Assessment
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

The focus of this article seems to be on comprehension. Reading comprehension is a crucial part of learning and is essential for successful test taking. The article draws you in with the utilization of an interactive Reading Comprehension Assessment activity and then breaks down the art of successful studying. This is accomplished through things to do before you read, as you read, and after you read.

Before reading, the article recommends setting up your study space. This is achieved by gathering all your supplies ahead of time and making sure the study environment used is conducive to learning. Next, you should scan the chapter looking at major topics. If this information is unfamiliar to you then maybe research it on Google.

As you read, emphasizes reading the chapter from start to finish. Of course, making sure to highlight and make notes along the way.

After you read, you will need to test yourself on the material to assure you are understanding it. Re-read the sections you were not confident with recalling. Repeat the sections you need to until you have a clear understanding of the material being learned. Lastly, review information before going to class or tests.

This article was mostly in line with our current chapter. I liked this article because it utilized an interactive Reading Comprehension Assessment tool to engage its audience. After reading other articles I realize they are all closely related in their theories. There may be slight variations, but all employ the same elementary fundamentals.

Changing how I read textbooks
Nicole Giesbrecht
Chemeketa Community College, Salem Oregon

This site is a PDF which contains a reading comprehension assessment that you can use to see the areas that you need to work on to help retain the information that you read in a textbook. The higher the score on your assessment the better you probably process information when reading. I took this test and received a score of 22. At the end of the assessment there are strategies that you can use to better retain information when reading a textbook. Some of these strategies include setting up your study space so that it works best for you, scan the chapter for major points before beginning to read the chapter in its entirety, and actively highlight important information. There are also strategies given that can be used after reading the chapter which include testing yourself on the information you have just read, re-read anything that you got wrong when testing yourself, and repeat these steps until you know the information. What I liked best about this PDF was the assessment because it allowed me to see the things that I need to change about the way I read my textbooks so that I can make sure that I am understanding everything that I read.


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