Identify two reading goals, one short-term and one long-term.
• Long-term reading goal: Read Chapter 7 of “Your College Experience” by the end of the week.
• Short-term reading goal: Read the entire “Your College Experience” textbook by the end of Week 5
Write a 100- to 150-word response to each of the following questions:
• How do you currently approach the weekly readings in the course?
I download all the material (eBooks) from the university Of Phoenix online library. Particularly the chapters that are required for the particular week. I then look over the information to get an idea of the week’s subject matter. I then research the week’s discussion questions and then read the section(s) that deal with each question. I will print out pages and highlight the important information that pertains to each of the questions, on both the printed and digital copies; this will assist with future references. All this is accomplished each and every Sunday as I work as an Active Duty Airman Tuesday to Saturday, that way I am ready for the week and class work come Monday.
• How might you incorporate three of the suggestions covered this week into your study time?
The three suggestions I would use are; previewing, marking and reading with concentration. Previewing allows me to see the information that will be covered in each week. I can figure out what I already know about the subject and apply that knowledge. With previewing I can determine where my weak spots will be and devote more time to that area. Marking can be accomplished on either a printed paper copy or a digital copy. With either option the information I deemed important can be used for study references. With reading with concentration; I can pick the day, time and location that best fits my reading style, to better understand the required material. Although it will be the toughest part, I believe reading with concentration will help me absorb more information.
• How might this plan help you accomplish your reading goals?
Incorporating my past practices with my new ones, I believe it will help me to better understand the material presented and also adds to the college experience. It will also help streamline my studying habits and this will improve my ability to write better papers and with the increased understanding of course material, my ability to answer questions with well-informed responses. As a result, I will be able to participate more in class and in team work and this helps better my grades and bring me that much closer to my overall goal of completing my course with a BS/HS.