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Ask students to follow this previewing strategy with a brief reflection of the purposes and goals of the chapter. They should then read the chapter in its entirety and answer the following questions:

1. What do you already know about this topic?
2. List three things you would be interested in learning about this topic.
3. What do you think is the purpose of this reading?
4. What learning goal(s) can you set for yourself as you read this?
5. Have you already noticed words which you do not recognize? How will you deal with unfamiliar vocabulary? Will you try to understand words first in context of the sentence? Will you look them up in a dictionary or the glossary?

If you can model this process early in the semester, ideally by demonstrating it in class, students will have a better chance of making the most of their reading time and effort. As an alternative approach, you can form small groups of students to engage in previewing. Have them discuss and then report the purposes and goals for the reading selection.