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Reading Difficult Material

Straightforward and easy to understand
James Bovee
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Or

This article was short and to the point, but that doesn't mean it wasn't packed with useful information. It reinforces learning strategies we have already been applying, but summarizes them into shorter, easier to digest statements.

"Reading Difficult Material" may not be for everyone, but I found it's use of clear, concise statements in a few categories to be quick to absorb.

If you would like to see if it will be helpful to you, you can find it at: http://www.studygs.net/texred1.htm

difficult material
HS Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

The website is a suggestion of ways to read a text and be able to understand something that might be difficcult. Some things that the web site suggests to comprehend difficult information is to: scan what your reading for titles, headings, sub-headings, and topic sentences to get its general idea of the information to come and to make sure to pay attention to graphs, charts, and diagrams.

The website also suggests if there is a summary at the end of a chapter, read it. It tells to practice the look away method meaning to read and then periodically look away and quiz yourself on what you read. The most helpful information given I think was to read and it's okay if you don't understand but to put it away and try again the next day because it gives you brain time to process the material.

I believe this was a helpful but slightly boring website. There isn't much information but it is simple and easy to follow. I think the best advice given is that with difficult information that you might have to read it more that once.

I think that this term in college I have learned that I cannot wait till the night something is due to complete it. I have made a study schedule and that has helped me with difficult information, because I have time to re look over something if I had a hard time with it before. I agree with this strategy and know it works for me


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