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Strategies to Support Reading

Reading strategies and textbook reading resources for subject areas/courses:

Accounting:

Engineering:

General Reading Strategies for Textbook Reading in these Subject Areas/Courses:

  • Read slowly
  • Pay attention to technical vocabulary
  • Focus on process (how things work and how things get done)
  • Think about technology and ethic
  • Consider ethical decision making and social responsibility
  • Use visualization

General Reading Strategies for Textbook Reading in these Subject Areas/Courses:

  • Learn necessary terminology
  • Learn the basics about human body systems
  • Read critically

Sociology:

Psychology:

Languages and Communication:

General Reading Strategies for Textbook Reading in these Subject Areas/Courses:

  • Pay attention to language, terminology and processes
  • Understand explanations and theories
  • Focus on the significance of events, both current and historical
  • Look for supporting evidence
  • Make comparisons and connections
  • Analyze motivations
  • Consider political organizations
  • Be alert for bias
  • Sort facts from opinions
  • Make practical applications
  • Be alert to cultural differences
  • Think critically

Science:

Math:

General Reading Strategies for Textbook Reading in these Subject Areas/Courses:

  • Understand general guidelines for learning mathematics
  • Expect mathematics to be sequential
  • Expect gradual understanding
  • Expect to encounter and learn new terminology and symbols
  • Invest time in rereading and re-solving
  • Use diagramming and drawing
  • Focus on concepts and procedures
  • Rely on previously learned processes
  • Adopt a scientific mindset
  • Focus on cause and effect and process