Reflecting on my new reading strategies

When reading Dr. García’s and Dr. Corkery’s articles and or books, I use about three points that are given on the “Reading Strategies.” The one I utilize the most is “writing notes, in your own words, under your questions, read for big ideas.” I write down my own notes in a notebook through each chapter or each section/main idea of the article or book. Second, I utilize “who, what, when, how, compare, describe…” I write down certain facts that involve people, places, dates, and vocabulary that sticks out to the main idea of the article or book.

What worked more what the aspect of relying on certain words and names to connect to the main idea of the topic. The thing that did not work was going into a lot of detail because of time management skills, and I allow myself more to sum of certain points that relate back to the main idea. When I use writing my own words off the statements in the articles, I turn more towards writing a small amount of words that can trigger in my mind about a whole topic that was in that one paragraph. There was an article that explained something about a country and all of the states and lands inside of it. I would not write down each state, so I put down the country and a couple countries and said “etc.” and then said “+14 more.”

I would try to use, writing my own notes so that it is a more clear understanding to me when I eventually come back to it. This allows me to have a more organized set of notes of a topic and many subtopics. It continues to help me through studying and picking out certain statements to simplify. Also, I would want to understand the process of making certain further questions.

I can make new strategies through using SMART. Trying to be determined, to allow myself to open up to new strategies that are available. This includes me wanting to allow myself to look into, having each page of 5 minutes to read. This is really hard for me since I have slight dyslexia but anything is possible if one works on it.

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