Thursday, January 10, 2008

How to Read in College

Here's a great site from Penn State.

Sometimes it's called "annotating"

Here's my short take on it:

Why do it?
Save time.
Better evidence.
Better comprehension.
More interesting.

1. Don't read in bed.
and don't read with TV/Music
2. Don't use a highlighter in the book.
3. Look for things going in.
4. Make assumptions.
5. Ask questions.
6. In N&D, the footnotes are full of gold.

Here's what my book looks like.

6. At outline stage, go back through and make a list of pages and quotes.

1 comment:

Beth said...

This is so true for me. I try to read in bed and usually fall sleep. If I read with music on, the tv on, or people talking, it takes me forever to read a page and I have no idea what I just read either.