Appropriate for Reading Across the Curriculum
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO): Practice active reading strategies using assigned readings. Analyze, summarize and evaluate assigned readings.
Objective/Purpose: Reading is a thinking process of making meaning with written texts and just like with any sport, you have to practice the process in order to achieve reading competence. To be an effective reader, including reading to learn or reading for pleasure, you must read actively. Active reading is a learned set of practices. To become competent and efficient at active reading, you must first apply strategies to written texts and train yourself to think and interact with the text while you work at making meaning. The purpose of this DLA is to practice Marginal Annotations while reading a written text. If you are annotating while you read, you are reading actively; you are interacting with the text. Donâ€™t forget that annotation includes writing what you are thinking in the margins. Highlighting is not annotating; it can be part of annotating but bright colored marker on the page does not mean that you read the text actively.