||Complex essays, technical reports, legal contracts.
||Previewing; read to identify inference, make conclusions, and evaluate logic and
the writer's craft.
Reading and marginal notations, underlining.
||Textbooks, problem-solving material; information to be
recalled for testing; literature.
||Previewing; reading and outlining; note making;
||Any nontechnical material read for enjoyment or good
understanding of content.
||Read actively with an inquiring mind, recognizing main
idea and important details.
||Any printed material:
- When minimal comprehension is satisfactory for
general information in newspapers, magazine articles, junk mail," correspondence.
- For a preliminary familiarity with format and of organization
lengthy or difficult material in textbook chapters, novels, instructional
- To get the gist or main idea of essays, editorials, reports.
titles and subtitles. Then read introductory paragraphs, opening sentences of
all other paragraphs, and concluding paragraphs or summary.
||Any printed materials when looking for specific information or
pertinent facts like names, dates, quantities, places.
Also used for information
from reference guides:
- Table of contents
- TV schedule
- Want ads
|Examine organization of information alphabetical,
chronological, I conceptual.
Look for key ideas or words that guide
rapid location of information. When looking up dates or quantity, looking
for names or particular places, think of capital letters.