VARY YOUR READING STRATEGIES

STRATEGIES OBJECTIVES
SOCIAL SCIENCES

(anthropology, history, government, sociology, psychology)





 
 
 
 
 

  • Learn facts and definitions
  • Recognize common patterns (cause, effect, comparison, contrast, etc.)
  • Build to concepts, generalizations (inductive thinking)
  • Compare various theories, arguments
  • Distinguish fact and opinion
  • Generate high-level questions and answers
  • Compare, contrast (analysis), synthesize and evaluate








HUMANITIES

(art, literature, music, philosophy)





  • Determine perspective of author, thinker, artist
  • Draw logical inferences, implications
  • Identify objectives for reading (style, theory, relationships)
  • Keep track of personal reactions (marginal or separate notes)
  • Analyze, evaluate, interpret, in order to generate and answer questions
  • Write papers and/or participate in class discussions



MATHEMATICS







  • Know terms and symbols
  • "Translate" abstract formulas
  • Identify and contrast new theorems and formulas
  • Contrast problems



  • Solve problems (application)
  • Identify problem-solving strategies (comprehension)
  • Evaluate effectiveness of problem-solving strategies (evaluation)
  • Compare types of problems (analysis)
NATURAL SCIENCES

(astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics)





  • Read for common patterns (classification process description, factual statements, problem solving
  • Define terms
  • Check comprehension of terms by giving examples, comparing, etc.
  • Analyze sample problems
  • Solve problems (application)
  • Compare types of problems (analysis)
  • Describe processes (comprehension)
  • Classify information (application)

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