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Appendix F

Reading Strategies Worksheet

Identify two reading goals, one short-term and one long-term.

• Long-term reading goal: • Short-term reading goal:

Write a 100- to 150-word response to each of the following questions:

• How do you currently approach the weekly readings in the course?

The way I currently approach the weekly readings is by looking over my discussion questions and reviewing my assignment, first. I than attempt to read my chapters but I find myself skimming through it before I actually read it. When it is time for me to do my discussion questions, I normally read over the text a few times to make sure I understand what I am reading and answering. In order for me to get the full effect of my reading I need to be in a place with minimal to no noise. This is how I currently approach my reading.

• How might you incorporate three of the suggestions covered this week into your study time?

The way that I might incorporate three suggestions into my study time is by starting with reading goal, making sure I review things in the text to better comprehend what I am reading. Using flashcards is a good suggestion, by studying them it will help to comprehend better. Finding a good study location that does not have much noise and is comfortable without use of the cell phone is a suggestion I would incorporate, due to my cell phone being a huge distraction. These are the things that I will try to incorporate into my reading, with the understanding that it takes practice.

• How might this plan help you accomplish your reading…...

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