Monday, June 8, 2015

SQ3R Reading Method

 SQ3R is a reading strategy formed from its letters:

Survey! Question! Read! Recite! Review!

SQ3R will help your students build a framework to understand their reading assignment.
Before you read, Survey the chapter:
  • the title, headings, and subheadings
  • captions under pictures, charts, graphs or maps
  • review questions or teacher-made study guides
  • introductory and concluding paragraphs
  • summary
Question while you are surveying:
  • Turn the title, headings, and/or subheadings into questions
  • Read questions at the end of the chapters or after each subheading
  • Ask yourself,
    "What did my instructor say about this chapter or subject
    when it was assigned?"
  • Ask yourself,
    "What do I already know about this subject?"
When you begin to Read:
  • Look for answers to the questions you first raised
  • Answer questions at the beginning or end of chapters or study guides
  • Reread captions under pictures, graphs, etc.
  • Note all the underlined, italicized, bold printed words or phrases
  • Study graphic aids
  • Reduce your speed for difficult passages
  • Stop and reread parts which are not clear
  • Read only a section at a time and recite after each section
Recite after you've read a section:
  • Orally ask yourself questions about what you have just read, or summarize, in your own words, what you read
  • Take notes from the text but write the information in your own words
  • Underline or highlight important points you've just read
  • Reciting:
    The more senses you use the more likely you are to remember what you read Triple strength learning: Seeing, saying, hearing
    Quadruple strength learning: Seeing , saying , hearing, writing!!!
Review: an ongoing process 
  • After you have read and recited the entire chapter,
    write questions in the margins for those points
    you have highlighted or underlined.
  • If you took notes while reciting,
    write questions for the notes you have taken
    in the left hand margins of your notebook.
  • Page through the text and/or your notebook to re-acquaint yourself
    with the important points. 
  • Make additional flash cards if necessary.

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