Thursday, February 10, 2011

grab a pencil. got a highlighter? open on another tab. k, now let's read.

Today we talked about active reading.  As a class, we hit upon many different advantages, aspects, and results of this new way of being accountable for our learning.  Considered effort begets a deeper understanding of what these words in front of us mean! When we understand the information offered we can then make connections between concepts, ideas, and events; those connections, in turn, create a deeper level of understanding that allows you to see the bigger picture of the topic at hand... for related issue 1,  that bigger picture is what you need to be able to see in order to explain the EXTENT to which the concepts, ideas, and events of GLOBALIZATION impacts our IDENTITY! Whew! that was a mouthful. reading:
summarize each paragraph
highlight key words and phrases
circle words you do not know
       ... then look them up and write down the definition!
read it again

Looks like a lot of work? yup, it is... at first.  The more you practice, the better you get seeing the key words right away looking words up in a dictionary  ... at understanding what you are reading at a level where you are going to be able to recall what you have read and make connections during class discussions!

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