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|JSSC1 – English Language (FIRST TERM)||ENL WEEK-01|
|Reading Passages for Maximum Recall on Diet and Nutrition|
Reading Passages for Maximum Recall on Diet and Nutrition
An essential reading skill is the ability to keep something that you have read in your memory (retention) and remember something that you have read or learned (recall). To do these two things in the best possible (maximum) way, some strategies are needed. A powerful reading technique you can use is the SQ3R. The acronym SQ3R stands for five sequential techniques that can be used to engage in the intensive reading of a passage or book. It allows a reader to extract the maximum amount of benefit from a reading exercise. SQ3R is a five-stage active reading technique meaning Survey, Question, Read, Recall and Review.
To survey a book, scan (read through quickly) the contents, introduction, chapter introductions and chapter summaries. This act will let you get an overview (short description) of what the book is about. You can also form your own opinion about the subject.
Ask questions on the passage or book and make a note of them. Write down any question that comes to mind as you survey a book or passage. Finding answers to these questions may help you to better understand the book.
Read the book or passage in detail taking care to understand the issues or points raise. The reading should not to be too fast. While reading, you can take note of vital facts.
After reading, run through the details or sections in your mind several times. Separate the relevant from the irrelevant.
You can do a review of a book or passage by:
- Reading the document
- Expanding your
- Discussing the materials with your class mates.
- Teaching it to someone
Everything you see around you has a name. In fact, each person, place, thing, animal, idea, incident or event has a name. For example, John is a person, Accra is a place and table is a thing. All three are nouns. Therefore, a noun is the name of a person, place, thing, animal, plant, idea, incident, event or action.