Week 3 Discussion Board Assignment: Your Reading Comprehension Strategies

As we’ve discussed in past weeks, a large part of the research process involves interacting or interfacing with different types or sources of information. When trying to find information about a topic, it is good practice to look at a variety of information sources (websites, books, articles, professional web sites, government and non-profit organization reports, etc.). For this assignment, I would like us to discuss and share our strategies for understanding different types of information sources, especially those that are more difficult to read and comprehend, due to technical research data, industry jargon, and complicated theories.

For this discussion assignment, you are being asked to post about reading comprehension strategies you use to make sense of complicated texts and pieces of information. For example, you may have a favorite dictionary you use, you may take notes while doing your reading, you may read something out loud and repeatedly in order to better understand. I find walking while reading out loud helps me break down complex sentences in a difficult text (I’m a kinesthetic learner, and the walking helps provide a sense of rhythm or cadence to reading text out loud that helps my brain process information better). ¬†You may even use different strategies or tools depending on the task at hand. ¬†Everyone has their unique reading comprehension processes.

Please write about your reading comprehension approaches (5 sentences minimum). Also, please respond to at least two classmate posts.

  • Please post your thoughts to this discussion forum by 11:59pm on Thursday and respond to at least two of your classmates by 11:59pm on Sunday.
  • I will be creating a handout for you and future students to refer to that include the helpful strategies and tips you share in this discussion forum.