Friday, February 22, 2008


1. Have sticky notes and a pencil on hand as you read.
Try to get in to the habit of keeping supplies on hand for this active reading technique.

2.Stay alert for important or pivotal information. Learn to identify meaningful statements in your book. There are often statements that sum up a list, trend, or development in a textbook. In a piece of literature, this may be a statement that foreshadows an important event or a particularly beautiful use of language.

3.Mark each important statement with a sticky flag. Place the flag in position to indicate the beginning of the statement. For instance, the sticky part of the flag can be used to underline the first word. The "tail" of the flag should stick out from the pages and show when the book is closed.

4.Continue to mark passages throughout the book. Don't worry about ending up with too many flags.
If you own the book follow up with a pencil. You may want to use a very light pencil mark to underline certain words that you want to remember. This is helpful if you find that there are several important points on one page. Don't mark a book that doesn't belong to you.

5.Once you have finished reading, go back to your flags. Re-read each passage that you have marked. You'll find that you can do this in a matter of minutes.

6.Make notes on a note card. Keep track of all your readings by creating a collection of note cards. These can be valuable at test time.

7.Erase the pencil marks. Be sure to clean up your book and remove any pencil marks. It's O.K. to leave the sticky flags in.

p/s : You may need them at finals time! try it for our coming day..

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