This article is part of the teaching tip "Five Keys to Helping Students Read Difficult Texts"
As you read, imagine you are the professor. What would you ask? Write these questions down as you read the text.
- Go to class and be ready to learn
- Use the notes; Use questions the professor gives
- where the professor puts heavy emphasis in lectures, discussion, and reference to the textbook;
- what questions are asked during class, past quizzes and tests;
- the essential questions needed to fulfill the purposes of the course as described in the course syllabus.
- aSk the professor what he or she wants you to be able to answer. Ask former students about the types of questions the professor asks.
- Start a study group and pool ideas about questions the professor may ask.
Developer of courses: Advanced Reading Strategies for College Success and Surviving College Reading