Associate Level Material
Reading Strategies Worksheet
Identify two reading goals, one short-term and one long-term.
• Long-term reading goal:To finish the Stephen King novels.
• Short-term reading goal:To read comic books.
Write a 100- to 150-word response to each of the following questions:
• How do you currently approach the weekly readings in the course?
I look on Sunday to see the reading for the following week. I skim through the chapter first before I actually start reading word for word. Then I start reading the whole chapter, taking notes and highlighting after each section that I read. I take notes on all things I think may be important, or things I think may be on an assignment or discussion question. I also highlight what I think are important points, and definitions of all key terms in the chapter. I also write down anything that I do not fully understand, so that I can research it further, either in the book, in a dictionary/thesaurus, or on the internet until I do fully understand. The note taking and highlighting is the main things that I do to help me with my reading and assignments.
• How might you incorporate three of the suggestions covered this week into your study time?
I incorporate the previewing, the marking, and the reviewing. I use them for all assignments and my weekly reading. They are a huge help to me. Especially the marking. I probably use it the most. I try to use the reading with concentration, but it is a little more tricky for me because I always have a full house and my alone/quiet time is very limited. I always make sure I take good notes and look ahead of time to see if there is something I do not quite understand in the chapter before I start the actual reading. That way, when I do start reading, I have less trouble and can get through it more quickly and effectively.
• How might this plan help you accomplish your reading goals?
I think my plan is a good one to help me...