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>> NARRATOR: Hello and welcome to Part A of the Self-Assessment Inventory: Reading Comprehension.
>> NARRATOR: Reading Comprehension being understanding what you read and gathering information from
printed material. >> NARRATOR: Some Learning Strategies for
this learning style are >> NARRATOR: underlining and highlighting,
just selecting relevant parts of your text so you can go back later and access them
>> NARRATOR: Summarizing Key Points. An example of this would be mind maps, where you start
with one centralized idea >> NARRATOR: and as it becomes more detailed,
you spread out and build details upon details so you end up having a visual
>> NARRATOR: for all the information you've learned.
>> NARRATOR: Also, having readers for tests and exams can be very helpful.
>> NARRATOR: This is because you recieve the information in two forms, audio and visual,
and then hopefully that allows you to process it better,
>> NARRATOR: understand it better, and do better on the exam.
>> NARRATOR: Create your own questions based on important material.
>> NARRATOR: An example of this would be the multi-pass reading style, which is a little
complex, so I'll take an extra minute or two and go through and explain it.
>> NARRATOR: So, with multi- pass reading style you go through headings, introductions,
conclusions, images, and tables all in one entire chapter
>> NARRATOR: and then you use all of those to make your own questions for studying.
>> NARRATOR: So one of the things you do is, using the example on the lower left hand corner
of the page, which is a history book, >> NARRATOR: you would want to read the first
title, which is World War Two and its Aftermath. >> NARRATOR: There's a few questions you can
ask just from that one sentence. >> NARRATOR: What was World War Two? When
did it occur? and What was the aftermath? >> NARRATOR: Those are three questions to
could very likely show up on an exam and you've already studied them, you already know.
>> NARRATOR: As you can see, there are also images on the pages and timelines.
>> NARRATOR: Knowing that information and asking yourself questions about it will help
you to learn it and to study. >> NARRATOR: You can also do the same thing
for the book on solar systems and planets on the right hand side of the screen.
>> NARRATOR: You could memorize what order the planets take, what technically makes a
planet a part of the solar system, >> NARRATOR: and all of these things are very
likely to show up on an exam, so if you already know them, you study them, you feel comfortable
with the information. >> NARRATOR: Interactive Reading. Use Premier
Tools to read aloud and modify documents. >> NARRATOR: Here at the Assistive Technology
Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, we really like the Premier Tool Suite.
>> NARRATOR: It works really well for, say you get a document from a professor, you have
a hard time reading it, super small font, >> NARRATOR: with Premier, you can adjust
it, you can modify font size, color of font, and yeah, you're saying what's the different
between that and >> NARRATOR: Word, you can do the exact same
things. Well, Word can also, excuse me, Premier can also read it to you.
>> NARRATOR: You can select voices, you can select speed, and it allows for a lot more
personalization, >> NARRATOR: so you can study the way that
you think and the way you understand things, versus just a cookie cutter,
>> NARRATOR: black and white document that may be a little more difficult to understand.
>> NARRATOR: You can read aloud to someone else. When you're reading aloud to someone
else, >> NARRATOR: the way you're thinking of the
information is different than when you're just reading to yourself.
>> NARRATOR: This allows you and your brain to process it another way and hopefully you
better stick to it. >> NARRATOR: You can use reciprocal teaching:
teaching others what you know and, again, this is another way to process information.
>> NARRATOR: You understand it better and, thru teaching someone else, they also understand
it better, so, good on both accounts. >> NARRATOR: Building Vocabulary
>> NARRATOR: Place sticky notes on textbooks and record words you don't know to look up
later. >> NARRATOR: A good example of this is I read
thru Chapter One of a book, I find five words I don't know,
>> NARRATOR: so I stick a sticky note by every single one of those five words and after I
finish the chapter, >> NARRATOR: I go to Google and I look them
up. I jot down the answers on the sticky notes and then I reskim the chapter,
>> NARRATOR: knowing what the text is and then knowing what the words mean now.
>> NARRATOR: And this helps me to understand content better, and also understand the words
and the sentences and how they work and what they mean.
>> NARRATOR: And that way it helps them stick and I will do better reading the book next
time. >> NARRATOR: You could also use a journal
or spare notebook to create personal dictionaries with terminology from your courses.
>> NARRATOR: A good example of this would be say, you're in an upper level biology class,
>> NARRATOR: you're getting introduced to a lot of new terminology, it's all coming
very quickly, you're expected to know it. >> NARRATOR: You could just grab a spare notebook,
open it up, make your own guide, and from that guide, you can keep up with what's going
on in class, >> NARRATOR: memorize information, and better
know what you're going to learn over the course. >> NARRATOR: This video has been sponsored
by the Disability and Assistive Technology Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens
Point. >> NARRATOR: Please feel free to access our
website and look at all the resources we have, we'd love it if you do.
>> NARRATOR: And I really hope this video has been helpful to you and have a nice day!