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Too much Volume!You have all this reading to do… in all of these classes! You've tried everything to make it go away including screaming, crying, & stomping There's only one thing left to do. : 

Too much Volume!You have all this reading to do… in all of these classes! You've tried everything to make it go away including screaming, crying, & stomping There's only one thing left to do. A P E S nalyze your reading and study habits. Then analyze the amount of reading material and divide it into manageable parts if possible. Define the urpose of each assignment and prioritize. valuate the elements of the textbook. Choose your reading and studying trategies Presented by Miriam Stroder (2006) GO…

Analyze your reading and study habits. : 

Print out this Reading and Study Habits Analyze your reading and study habits. in the right direction. Checklist Be honest with yourself as you complete the checklist. Are there any habits you need to change? To make it through the college jungle you will need to have all of your gear together. Start considering what changes you need to make to take steps

Then, analyze the amount of reading material and divide it into manageable parts if possible. : 

Then, analyze the amount of reading material and divide it into manageable parts if possible. Which reading assignment is due first? Which reading assignment has the most pages? How many days do I have before each assignment is due? How can I divide the reading assignment(s) so that I can read a part each day and be done on time? Are there parts of the reading assignment that might be more difficult or involved? How will those parts affect my planned reading schedule? Which reading and study strategies will I use to accomplish each assignment?

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Print out your personal APES Guide There is no reason why reading volume needs to drive you bananas. It is simply a matter of commitment to your goals, establishing good study habits, setting a purpose for the assignments, and carefully selecting reading and study strategies that will help you swing through the college jungle successfully. YOU CAN DO THIS! Go on… click the banana Fill in the APES Guide (Leave the Priority # blank for now). After you fill in “A” sections of the guide, determine which assignment takes priority. You may decide that you need to much equal priority on two or all of the assignments. That is often the case. In that situation, you will need to divide your study time accordingly. Put a 1 in the priority blank over the reading assignment that takes priority over the others. Put a 2 in the priority blank of the assignment that comes next and a 3 in the priority blank of the assignment with the least priority.

Define the Purpose of each assignment and prioritize. : 

Define the Purpose of each assignment and prioritize. You have analyzed your reading and study habits. You know what you’ve got to do to improve the quality of your reading and study time. You have analyzed your reading assignments and you have them prioritized. Time to set a Pupose for the reading and study assignment!

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Lots of times this is done by your teachers (ex. “Read chapter _ and be able to explain _____.) This assignments gives you a goal. Sometimes your purpose will come from the pre- or post-chapter questions. You may have to “monkey” with the text to set your own purpose: Preview the chapter. Check out the text signs (title, subheadings, pictures, graphs, diagrams, maps, captions, questions, concept maps, timelines, footnotes) and formulate questions or make a list using these items. *This will be discussed further in the next section of this ppt (Evaluate the elements of the textbook). Stay focused on the overall theme of the chapter and monitor how the different text signs fit into the theme.

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Know “WHY” you’re reading: Yes, it was assigned, but what information are you looking for? How does this information help you understand the entire course better? As you set your purpose, you might have to adjust your attitude. Remember, you are doing this for yourself and your future goals. Take responsibility for your own learning. The purpose you establish for each reading should help you: monitor your reading – stay focused and on task increase your understanding of the material help you connect to your reading – How does this reading apply to your past, present, & future goals? How does it apply to your world? State your reading Purpose in the “P” sections of the guide now.

Evaluate the elements of the textbook. : 

Evaluate the elements of the textbook. The elements of the textbook organize the textbook into workable sections. They can be very helpful in setting your reading purpose, selecting reading and study strategies to help you “swing” through, and in retaining the information for future use (give back on a test, in a presentation, in a paper, in a conversation or in your future career). Elements include chapter previews, charts, graphs, pictures, maps, diagrams, illustrations, concept maps, captions, bold faced words, italicized words, timelines, titles, subheadings, table of contents, indexes, glossaries, pre- and post-chapter questions, footnotes, and other special features. After evaluating the text signs to help you with your reading and study strategy selection.

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Chapter Previews: give you an overview of the information contained in the chapter. This may help you prepare for the climb ahead or give you a swing rope to help you navigate to the high points of the chapter. Charts, Graphs, Concept Maps, Pictures, Illustrations, Diagrams, Maps, timelines: Act as a preview tool to see what is in the chapter and prepare for the task. Provide additional information. Help you visualize the reading content Explain processes Help you connect to the information Emphasize important facts or concepts Bold faced and italicized words: indicate words, dates, concepts, or events that are new or important or both.

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Title and subheadings: Titles and subheading can be used to preview the reading assignment and to review the readings. Turn these elements into questions. Table of Contents: This is a preview item and a pre-made outline. Make a copy & use this to guide your reading purpose and to review. Indexes: An alphabetical list of all the terms, concepts, names, events, and places discussed in the book. Use this to help you navigate and review. Glossaries: This is the key to terms, people, places, and events. Use to navigate and review. Pre- and post-chapter questions: Use these to preview the reading, stay focused on the purpose of the reading. and to review. footnotes: keys to understanding the reading. Use these to stay focused on the purpose.

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Other Special features: sidebars, pullout boxes, symbols, icons, and color. Since these elements add interest, information, and meaning enhancement, use them to preview, navigate the assignment, stay focused on the purpose, and to review. Now you’re ready to start considering which reading and study strategies you will use.

Choose your reading and studying Strategies : 

Choose your reading and studying Strategies This is a biggie! Get exposure to lots of strategies. Try them. See how they work for you. Strategies are not one size fits all. What works for a friend may not work for you. A strategy that works for one type of reading or study item may not work for others. For instance you would use different reading and study strategies for fictional literature than you would for scientific processes. It is important to consider your learning style. If you don’t know your learning style, find out by visiting this site. Choose strategies that make good use of your style. http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire

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Visit the WKU College Reading Success Web pages for “bunches” of reading and study strategies. Try them out. http://edtech.tph.wku.edu/~ppetty/collegereading.htm See the references for other sources of reading and study strategies. Surf the net for more sources of reading and study strategies. Visit: Muskingum College. Learning Strategies Database. http://fates.cns.muskingum.edu/~cal/database/fyseminar/strategy.html

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References Some of the clip art used in this ppt was gotten from http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/graphics-sitemap.html Burke, J. (Ed.) (2002). Reader’s handbook. Wilmington, MA: Great Source Education Group. Frank, S. (1996). The everything study book. Avon, MA: Adams Media Corporation. Western Kentucky University. Literacy Program. College Reading Success. Retrieved October 22, 2006, from http://edtech.tph.wku.edu/~ppetty/collegereading.htm Mundsack, A., Deese, J., & Deese, E. (2003). How to study and other skills for success in college. New York: McGraw-Hill. Muskingum College. Learning Strategies Database. Retrieved October 31, 2006, from http://fates.cns.muskingum.edu/~cal/database/fyseminar/strategy.html

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