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Study Guide Answers

1.     Study on your bed or on a comfortable sofa. True or false?
     false
2.     Begin with a(n) _________________________________ of your reading assignment.
     overview
3.     Taking a few minutes to survey your reading assignment is called "____________________________."
     previewing
4.     Picture captions can be skipped over when you're doing a reading assignment. True or false?
     false
5.     What two sections of the reading assignment usually concentrate on what is crucial for you to know?
     the introduction and the conclusion
6.     The topic sentence is usually the ______________________________ sentence in the paragraph.
     first
7.     The _____________________________ of a paragraph supports the topic sentence.
     body
8.     What ties everything in the paragraph together?
     the concluding sentence
9.     Formulate questions before you do an in-depth reading of the material. True or false?
     true
10.     Looking for answers ____________________________________________________ and _____________________________________________________.
     stimulates your curiosity/ increases your concentration
11.     It's best to read non-stop for a long period of time than to read for short periods of time. True or false?
     false
12.     When should you stop reading an assignment and take a break?
     as soon as you realize that you are no longer focused on the assignment
13.     What are the common organizational methods used by authors?
     sequence of events; development; site/location; significance; cause and effect; compare and contrast
14.     Don't take notes during your first reading of an assignment. True or false?
     true
15.     If something that you're reading is unclear to you, _________________________________________.
     stop and re-read it ( re-word it in simpler language)
16.     Between _________________% and ___________________% of what we read is forgotten quickly.
     40/ 50
17.     It's important to do some activity that will make you recall what you've read immediately after reading an assignment. True or false?
     true
18.     Why is it a good idea to tell someone what you've read?
     This will help you to recall the information and to strengthen your memory of it.
19.     What does an outline do?
     It organizes all major points in sequence.
20.     Make lists for what kinds of information?
     dates and events/ specialized vocabulary/ important people
21.     Relate new material to _________________________________________.
     what you already know
22.     What happens in our brains the more that we are exposed to a piece of information?
     the stronger our mental circuitry connected to that information becomes
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