|READING AS A PROCESS
USE THE PROCESS BELOW TO READ
"Get Ready to Read: Active Reading Strategies for Managing College Texts"
TO EARN NOTEBOOK POINTS:
DOCUMENT THE ENTIRE PROCESS IN WRITING AND SHARE
YOUR WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION WITH THE INSTRUCTOR.
PREVIEW: APPLY THIEVES.
T = Title / What is the title of the chapter?
H = Headings = Turn headings into questions.
I = Introduction / Read the introduction. How does it prepare you for the chapter to come?
E = Every first sentence of every paragraph / Read the first sentence of each paragraph. Based on
these sentences and everything else you have read so far, what do you predict this chapter will be
V = Vocabulary / Hunt for vocabulary words in bold, italics, chapter beginnings and endings, and
so on. Highlight the words and definitions.
& Visuals = Hunt for visuals. What kinds of visuals are included? (photographs, drawings,
graphs figures, charts, tables, cartoons, maps?) Read the captions, titles, descriptions, and keys.
E = End of chapter questions = Read these questions before you read the chapter. Use these
questions to help guide your reading / exam study.
S = Summary = Does the chapter have a summary? If so, read it. How does it help prepare you
for the chapter to come?
QUESTION AND ANSWER: Ask and answer your own questions
Preview Questions (pgs. 129 - 130)
Guide Questions (pg. 130)
Monitoring Questions (pg. 130)
Study Questions (pg.131)
Discipline Specific Vocabularly Questions (pg. 131)
Essay Questions (pg. 133)
HIGHLIGHT, ANNOTATE, MAKE MARGINAL NOTES
THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN
PREVIEW YOUR SELECTIONS
(pgs. 115-117/"THIEVES" strategy on pg. 116)
ESTABLISH YOUR PURPOSE(S) FOR READING