Then, they discuss in order to articulate their preferred note taking style and the benefits of each.
Suggested Time: 50 minutes Procedure: Have students bring in at least two articles they plan on using for their research. Give students 20 minutes to try each technique, using one article for each technique.
Suggested Time: 2-3 class periods and outside of class work time Procedure: In groups of two or three, students choose one of the types of essays or essay features from the list at the bottom of the page and create a short presentation for the class.
(The list is by no means complete but is applicable to most of the texts students encounter in scholarly databases.) For the article types, students should explain Each group creates a Power Point or similar artifact that can be distributed to the rest of the class.
generally refers to reading in a scholarly context, with an eye toward identifying a text or author's viewpoints, arguments, evidence, potential biases, and conclusions.
Critical reading means evaluating what you have read using your knowledge as a scholar.After the presentations, discuss what the students learned and then, during the next class period, apply this knowledge to a course reading.List of Article Types and Features ____________________________________________________________________ Sofa to 5k: Active Reading Purpose: This exercise demonstrates the relationship between active-reading and efficient-reading.____________________________________________________________________ Finding the Commonalities: Investing Organizational Structures and Formatting of Academic Articles Purpose: Helping students develop knowledge about organizational structures and formatting common to academic articles, so that can use this information to help them read difficult texts Description: This exercise asks students to identify and present on the features and types of academic texts.This exercise works for particularly well for research-based classes, but can work in other composition courses as well.Give 5 minutes for independent writing in which students explain which method they prefer and why.Then, have a class discussion about the benefits and drawbacks of each method.Description: This exercise provides one way for students to “eat” a poem, meaning to digest a meaning from a poem for themselves.Basically, you’ll choose a contemporary poem and explain how to read a poem, then have students read according to that protocol. ” Perhaps you’ve thought this (I did when I was in college).Handout 1: Active Reading – Mark up the Text Note: You will ping-pong between the two columns.When you find a quote you want to write down, you will write that quote in column one and then respond to it in column two. (Quote taken from page 10) _____________________________________________________________________________ Appealing to an Audience: How Publications Set a Tone with Content, Structure and Design Purpose: Understanding how journals and newspapers set a particular tone for their audiences.