10-second review: RayS.’s ideas for helping students deal with boredom and difficulty in reading books and other reading materials.
Previews will stimulate interest and reduce the difficulty of material.
Previewing Articles in Professional Materials and Magazines.
Read the title, sub-title, first paragraph and last paragraph. Know enough? Summarize briefly and go on to the next article.
Have questions? Read the first sentence of each intermediate paragraph. Know enough? Summarize briefly and go on to the next article.
Still have questions? Read the entire article—which will happen rarely. This technique takes you almost immediately to the ideas that will be of interest to you. It will also cut out almost all of the boring detail that you don’t need.
To be continued: Previewing Novels.