reading skills

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Reading skills:

By: Meet Nayak Enrollment no: 130110105016 Id no: 13ch002 Reading skills

Purpose of Reading:

Purpose of Reading We read to understand the ideas that the writer is trying to convey to us through words. Reading – the intake of information Writing – the production of information You must develop the skill of reading. If you do not you will miss a lots of interesting things which is published in newspaper. There are other purposes of reading too: Academic reading Recreational readings

Take Charge of Your Reading:

Take Charge of Your Reading Before all else, if you don’t like to read, accept the importance of the skill and work on it. This is CRITICAL to your success! Commit to reading goals Plan time and space to concentrate Capture knowledge and connect ideas Know how to read primary and secondary sources. Preview and Review…

Plan Time and Space to Concentrate:

Plan Time and Space to Concentrate College reading takes a great deal of concentration. Find an environment in which you can concentrate best. If you must read in a noisy environment, consider wearing headphones with familiar instrumental music just loud enough to block distractions. Schedule time to read in a place where you won’t be interrupted (or distracted).

Capture and Connect:

Capture and Connect Capture the supporting details; connect them to the main idea. Capture what you don’t know and connect it to what you do know. Elements of Your Reading Plan Preview Skimming Active Reading Analytic Reading Review

Developing Your Vocabulary:

Developing Your Vocabulary Consider the context around new and challenging words. Jot down unfamiliar terms and find the meaning using a dictionary. Analyze terms to discover the most meaningful part of the word (especially true in Biology). Take the opportunity to use new terms in your writing and speaking.


Preview Scan the material to see what lies ahead. Consider the context for the assignment. Consider the length of the reading assignment and estimate how long it will take. Consider the structure and features of the reading to help you digest the material. Consider the difficulty and plan your time accordingly. This is a lot of work! Who needs it?

Study Techniques:

Study Techniques One of the best-known strategies of comprehension and retention is (Survey, Question, Read, Recall and Review). Survey: Quickly glance at the contents and the headings subtopics. Scan the figures and tables as well as the main topics Question: Formulate questions relating to the subject from the headings you have surveyed. Read: Read the text thoroughly but stop often to check if you have understood what you have read. Recall : pause to recall what you have read. Review: Use questions, class notes and other aids to review your understanding. W hen you glance at the heading you should be able to recall what you have read.

Techniques of Reading:

Techniques of Reading When we are reading a text we may adopt one of these techniques. Skimming: This technique is used when we want to have a general idea of what the text is about. This is done very quickly and we only tend to catch the important phrases. Scanning: This technique is used when we want to locate specific information. Ex. When we are looking at the text book and want to find answer to a specific question, or we want to find some information in report or letter. Extensive Reading: This technique is used when we are reading for pleasure.

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4 . Intensive Reading: This technique is adopted when we wish to read something very carefully and grasp all the details relating to it. 5 . Exploratory reading: This technique is used to grasp the overall picture of the text as a whole. 6 . Critical reading: This technique is used for to find the meaning of the text is and whether it is presenting a viewpoint. 7. Analytical reading: This making the analysing the giving material and making connections with past knowledge of the subject. This method is used when we reading serious matter.

Active Reading:

Active Reading Use it to avoid empty reading—reading then realizing that no information has come across. Focus on identifying the main ideas and on understanding how supporting points reinforce those ideas. In other words, get really interested & involved! Read us the story about the wolf

Highlighting Text:

Highlighting Text Highlight: Topic sentences, Key words, Conclusions But watch out! Highlighting too much can cause you to re-read everything because you don’t know what’s important. Highlighting doesn’t show you why you highlighted something You need to have the entire text with you to review.

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