All 4 entries tagged A7 Portfolio

View all 35 entries tagged A7 Portfolio on Warwick Blogs | View entries tagged A7 Portfolio at Technorati | There are no images tagged A7 Portfolio on this blog

December 19, 2011

Final entry on Speed reading

Finally, there are many reading strategies given from the workshop which have been useful and effectively applied to enhance my learning journey. The workshop enables me to give an awareness whether my reading speed is too slow or not by measuring the read words per minute. This measurement motivates me to improve my reading skills. My reading speed has improved from 132 wpm to about 200 wpm at the moment. Sometimes the speed could increase or decrease depending on the content of the text which new concept or topic will make me slower in reading and need to stop and highlight it.

Most of my action plans are able to be used during my reading time such as using a pointer, avoiding skip-backing, highlighting and recording key points after finished the reading. The most helpful strategy for me is using a pointer to make me stay focus and it also improves my reading speed by tapping the texts in the middle of the article in order to skip unnecessary words. On the other hand, I am still working on to reduce the subvocalization when I am reading a book.
In general, all the given strategies and tips from the workshop have made my reading time more efficiently and enjoyable. I will continue the two of my action plans, using a pointer and avoid skip-backing and still need to improve on my third action plan, reducing subvocalization whilst reading.

December 12, 2011

Follow–up on Speed reading

Heres a summary of how I've been getting on with my action points

To some extent, I have improved my reading skills particularly in increasing the speed and understanding the text. So far, I have been more confident to tap and read the texts from the middle rather than word to word which might be time-consuming. The skip-backing strategy has been very useful for my reading time. As the tutor's suggestion in my previous blog, I stop and record some important learning topics using different ways such as highlighting the texts or typing them in my laptop.

On the other hand, I am still struggling to reduce the subvocalization in reading the texts. I tried to eat some snack when I was reading a book last week but in fact I lost my concentration. I can't try chewing the gum as suggested by the website and tutor since I don't really like it. Hopefully, I can find more powerful strategies to reduce the subvocalization.


November 23, 2011

Follow–up on Speed reading

Heres a summary of how I've been getting on with my action points

  1. I will use a pointer such as my finger or pencil to keep me more focus on my reading.

    The green pencil given by Warwick has been my favourite pointer since I can easily use it to circle some key points. And, the bright colour of the pencil somehow make me more enthusiastic in reading :)


  2. I will reduce subvocalization when I am reading the texts.

    This is the most difficult part for me to apply since I get used to do it even sometimes I like to read aloud the text in order to practice my pronunciation. I am more counting on the pointer to read faster by tapping it to the middle of the text and skip the first and last word of a sentence if the text is not a new theory. I think that I still need some practices and suggestions to reduce the subvocalization when reading a text.


  3. I will avoid "skip-backing" on materials that I read or try reading more slowly if the materials are new or difficult topics.

    I have been able to implement the "skip-backing" and able to help saving my reading time. However, in several cases, I am still doing "skip-backing" if I can't understand the idea or topic after reading the whole text.



November 12, 2011

First entry on Speed reading

Workshop Tutor: Han-Na Cha

Introduction

In my opinion, the speed reading is another useful workshop for students in developing and improving their learning journey. By attending this workshop, I am able to know my reading speed level and how to improve the speed. In masters level, students are required to have lots of reading on books and journals. Learning new reading techniques will enhance my reading speed and help me reading more materials to undertstand my subject better.

I found that there are three useful reading techniques which I am going to apply during my reading time. The workshop tutor have suggested to have a proper position from the reader and paper (around 30cm), use a pointer such as pencil or pen to guide us and reduce subvocalization.

Actions

  1. I will use a pointer such as my finger or pencil to keep me more focus on my reading.

  2. I will reduce subvocalization when I am reading the texts.

  3. I  will avoid "skip-backing" on materials that I read or try reading more slowly if the materials are new or difficult topics.

To write a follow up, go to http://go.warwick.ac.uk/skills/masters/what_we_offer/workshops/academicskills/a7/blog


February 2023

Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Jan |  Today  |
      1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28               

Search this blog

Tags

Galleries

Most recent comments

  • Hi Maria, A satisfactory final blog entry on the WSPA, that could have benefited from more evidence … by Han-na Cha on this entry
  • Hi Austin, I've been working in an IB school which is implementing critical thinking in our teaching… by on this entry
  • Hi Maria, I'm glad you have found the workshop and follow–up action points useful. What you say abou… by Austin Griffiths on this entry
  • Hi Han–Na, I have revised my blog and hope it's fine now. Cheers, Maria by on this entry
  • Hi Maria, Sorry for the delay in commenting on this entry. I missed it just before I went on holiday… by Han-na Cha on this entry

Blog archive

Loading…
RSS2.0 Atom
Not signed in
Sign in

Powered by BlogBuilder
© MMXXIII