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The Student's Perspective

To understand your own perspective better consider the following factors:

  • your academic background
  • your prior knowledge
  • your learning style
  • your study skills
  • your other commitments

Fastwrite or talk with a classmate about a current reading assignment:

  • How much experience have you had with reading texts like this one?
  • What do you already know about the subject of the assigned reading?
  • Do you learn best by reading? by writing? through talking and listening?
  • How effective is your usual method of reading assigned texts?
  • What other assignments do you need to complete this week? What is your goal for this assignment, such as basic comprehension or complete mastery?When do you need to get started on this assignment?