Skills

Levels

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Reading Comprehension Techniques

1. Three Step Method

Preview

Reading

Review

2. Skimming

3. Outlining

Underlining

Note taking

4. Phrasing (grouping words)

5. Getting the Main Idea

6. Reading the Questions first

7. Predicting Questions

8. Questioning the Author

What is the author's purpose?

What is the author doing in this paragraph?

Why did the author put this information here?

What is being compared/contrasted here?

What alternatives does the author offer?

What is the author implying?

What is the author not telling you?

What is the author's tone?

9. SQ3R Method (from Effective Study by Francis Robinson)

Survey

Question

Read

Recite

Review

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