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Why does improving your reading skills improve your day-to-day work?
Because it enables you to use work-related reading time more effectively (e.g. reading Air Force instructions, operating instructions, plans, technical orders, promotion study guides, etc.).
Reading is the foundation of your study skills. Reading at a fixed speed is one barrier to efficient and effective reading. List the other four. (19)
1) Vocalizing (saying words aloud or to yourself as you read); 2) reading one word at a time; 3) re-reading passages; and 40 stumbling over unknown words.
Rather than reading at a fixed speed, how should you adjust your reading speed? (19)
According to the text’s difficulty and your reason for reading. (Skim quickly for main ideas only, slow down for complex ideas, etc.)
Name two ways to avoid vocalizing while reading. (19)
1) read faster than you can speak by focusing on larger areas of print; and 2) think about key words, ideas or images so that you picture what is happening.
One way to break the habit of reading words one at a time is to focus on columns or groups of words, letting your peripheral vision pick up the remaining words. (19)
. Use your hand or another object as a pacing aid.
Avoiding distractions to increase your concentration will help you avoid re-reading passages. Name another simple way to avoid this barrier of effective reading. (19)
Cover material you’ve read with an index card.
Improving your _____ will keep you from stumbling over unknown words, help you read faster and improve your comprehension. (19)
SQR3 is useful research reading method. What does SQR3 stand for? (19)
Survey, Question, Read, recall and Review.
What do you focus on during the first step in the SQR3 method (survey)? (19-20)
The main ideas and identifying sections that you need to read more carefully.
During the second step of SQR3 (question), what should you ask yourself first? (20)
What you already know about the topic. (Then compose questions you want to answer.)