Remembering What You Read
Readers often get distracted from their readings--they go into a "reading coma"--and lose track of what they are reading. When
readers are distracted, they either continue reading without having grasped the content of the reading or, if they realize that they got distracted,
backtrack in the text to the last part they remember.
Although becoming distracted while reading is normal, there are some strategies that readers can use to stay focused on the text. In this learning
activity, you will learn how to apply reading strategies to reduce the wasted time, the frustration, and the missed
information caused by the "reading coma".
Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of this activity, you should be able to:
- Explain what the reading coma is and how it undermines your effectiveness as a reader and as a student.
- Recognize when you have fallen into the reading coma and self-correct by using active reading strategies to avoid it in the future.
Before you start, you'll need to make sure you that have the
handouts for this activity and the Supplemental Learning
Workbook. If you don't, ask a tutor to help you.
Once you have all the needed materials, you
may procede to the activity by clicking on the button below.
If at any time you need help, please ask a tutor.
Click here to begin.
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