The reading assignment for my English Composition class has a few suggestions on how to be an "active college reader." The author, Santi Buscemi, states the following:
● Preparing to read: Survey
● Reading and taking notes: Engage the text
● Writing an informal outline: Strengthen your grasp of the text
● Conversing with the text: Read it again
● Summarizing: Make what you have read your own
● Responding and Critiquing: Evaluate what you have read
● Synthesizing: Bring ideas together in a new statement
All excellent suggestions to help become a better reader, and eventually a better writer! I do admit that these have all been suggestions, but never taken seriously during my early years. This will allow me to see my reading in a different perspective!
OK, don't mind what I have next... these are some favorite "quotes" or tips that I liked in my reading of the assignment.
"Reading, like writing, involves discovery."
"Be skeptical; don't believe everything you read. After all, even villains and liars have had their works published."
"Summarizing improves comprehension."