A good reader uses strategies not only while reading, but also before and after.
In the next chapter, you will find more information about the specific reading strategies you can use to become an effective reader.
In the task below, you will read a text about adventures in higher education. You will then see a number of statements you are going to answer.
Read the text below. You have 1 minute to read the text. It is fine if you have not read the entire text in detail.
Set a timer for 1 minute.
Answer the following questions about the piece of text you have just read.
Which strategies did you (unconsciously) apply while reading the text?
What reading strategies do you already use when you are reading? Circle the most appropriate word in each sentence.
Taken from: Teaching and Developing Reading Skills Cambridge University Press, 2017
Make two lists of strategies you have and have not used before. You will learn more about strategies in the next knowledge clip. Make sure to focus on the strategies you are not using yet. Write them down so that you can pay more attention to them later.
|Strategies I have used
|Strategies I have not used
You may see that you are already using a number of strategies unconsciously. You will also see that there may still be strategies that you are not yet using. In the next clip, you will get more information about the different strategies so that you can apply the unused strategies too!