STRATEGY 1 PCQS

PREDICT from the clues in the text what it is about

CLARIFY any unfamiliar words. Do they prevent understanding? If they do, look them up
QUESTIONS If you create questions, develop your ability to ask good questions

SUMMARISE the key ideas

STRATEGY 2 SKIMMING AND SCANNING
Techniques for skimming and scanning need to be used in conjunction with the text cues
Skimming and scanning


STRATEGY 3 MIND MAPPING
Mind Mapping video
The chap who invented
mindmapping is TONY BUZAN
His site is here IMindmap site There is a free version at this site

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STRATEGY 4 5W+1H
This a classic because it asks you to use some key question stems to help you unpack dense text.
For any body of text, skim through to get the overall idea. Write the key ideas in the margin and highlight any key words.
all of our books have wide margins to enable you to do this

Once you have the sense of the context, ask some questions by ordering them:

WHY?

WHEN?

WHAT?

HOW?

WHERE?

WHO?

STRATEGY 5 STRUCTURED OVERVIEW
This technique follows a more templated process but still depends on your ability to read and select key ideas.
The activity based around Guns and Bibles following the template provided is an example of this