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Ways to Read
Academic Reading:Intensive and Extensive Reading
In this class, you will be reading the following types of texts:academic textbooksarticlesessaystests (timed exams)
How Do Students Feel About These Texts?
might be difficult to read
level might be too high for you
you probably did
choose the topic
ight include difficult vocabulary
might feel like reading is
How Do You Read Intensively?
usually read slowly
might read each word or just skim/scan for info
take time to look up new words
take time to examine the grammar
good for language learning
good for understanding a topic deeply
In this class, you
take tests and do other assignments based on these reading
It’s important to know how to read intensively because most academic reading is
reading. You need to read this way for most of your
IELP and PSU
classes. As a result, you might not have a chance to read
during a term. Maybe you read
, but not
Why Should I Read Extensively?
What does extensive reading do?
Helps develop a habit & love of reading
in reading (which intensive reading might not do)
What Do I Read?You choose the topicTexts are at your level and abilityCan be fiction or non-fiction
Types of Reading Materials
even textbooks (if you like the topic)
Anything! As long as you enjoy it.
How Do You Read Extensively?
Quickly to slowlySkip parts and it’s OK!Just get the general meaningNo pressure!Keep track of readingDiscuss reading with classmates or the teacher
Enjoy it. If you don’t, then stop and find something else to read
as much as possible
How will I be evaluated on this?
This term you will choose 3 extensive reading books from the LC to read.
Keep notes in a blue book after you read. Write down author’s name, setting, characters, summary of the plot, your thoughts and opinions.
We will have open note tests throughout the term. You will be able to use the notes you took, but not the book.
do comprehension exercises to test yourself, but it’s not necessary