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Module Goals:

In textbooks, titles and boldfaced headings provide students with a framework for understanding the purposes and goals of a chapter. Yet, many students do not understand the function of these headings and often neglect to focus on them as they launch themselves into a reading assignment. The result can be unfocused reading, followed by the kinds of comments we heard from the students in the previous scenario. However, with some knowledge of how to preview a reading assignment, these same students can significantly increase their reading comprehension.

Our learning goals for this module are:

  • Faculty will gain an awareness of the importance of previewing exercises for reading comprehension.
  • Faculty will learn application strategies for linking new learning to previous knowledge.
  • Faculty will learn application strategies for generating focus and thereby increasing reading comprehension.