Wednesday, October 21, 2015

reading/writing strategies/techniques:

Role: person/thing that you are/will become. who are you?
Audience: people who will read the finished product. who are you writing to?
Format: way that writing is going to be done. what format are you writing in?
Topic: what will the writing discuss? what are you writing about?

Survey: read introductions, heading, subheadings, charts, graphs, summaries, skim over reading.
Questions: turn headings into questions, read study questions, ask your own questions.
Read: carefully & thoroughly. concentrate. answer your questions while reading. 
Recite: try to answer questions in own words. say important parts out loud. jot down key notes.
Relate: easier & more enjoyable if relate to something meaningful. 
Review: re-read material, notes, skim back over, etc. so you don't forget.

"Head": problem, summary, etc.
"Spine": main idea.
"Who, did what, when, where, how, why" on diagonal/slanted lines.
Details stemming off of slanted lines.
Sticky notes:
use sticky notes to document, recall, ask questions
keep it short, color code, etc.
it will keep you actively engaged, make it easier to find pages & remember main ideas

GIST: Generating Interaction between Schemata & Text
general meaning/purpose of text.
mark text w ideas that will aid in writing a concise summary
write a SHORT summary, no more than 20 words.

Concept mapping:
diagram depicting relationships between concepts & ideas. uses boxes, circles, arrows, etc.

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