Fostering Reading Comprehension and Retention
My approach to reading comprehension and retention is to employ techniques such as the SQ3R reading skill. SQ3R stands for Survey, Question, Read, Recite and Review. This process is detailed below:
• Survey - This is the first step in the process by previewing reading materials prior to reading. This helps gain an overview of the reading material.
• Question - Asking important questions regarding the reading material, helps enforce the information that is provided. It is helpful in employing the use of critical thinking.
• Read - Read the material by highlighting and noting on paper each sentence and paragraph information deemed important to the memorization of the topic. Also, when reading, highlight on important key information with a marker or make notations on the reading material.
• Recite - Recited each paragraph verbally, going over the topic information and rewriting what was comprehended in your own words. This gives a better understanding of each paragraph and subject matter.
• Review - Review the text content of each topic by highlighting the information. In addition, answer the review questions at the end of a chapter regarding monitoring progress, when available. This helps with memorization of the topic elements.
The SQ3R is a technique that is helpful in helping grasp the concepts by detailing the process of how to read, recite and review every detail of a reading chapter selection. The concept is a process that assists in helping to retain important information.
Applying Personality and Learning Styles
In the learning environment, there are multiple personalities and learning styles that can become a challenge when working with others. There are assessment skills that are available designed to help figure out how to interact and learn with others like the Myers-Brigg Indicator. Knowing your strength and weakness help and encourage other students with or without the same...