Academic English - Active Reading for Research

Active reading for research purposes requires a learner to compare and contrast different texts on an issue or subject.

Here are some steps and tips to help you...

Note-taking
1) Take notes as you read (Rephrase key points in your own words. Annotate text with diagrams and flow charts).
2) Cover the original text, and write a summary using only your notes.
3) Reread the text and fact check the summary that you wrote.

Each time you read, add to your notes.

Read articles for and against an issue so that you have an idea of all sides of the argument.

Focusing on text-to-self connections
Text-to-self connections are highly personal connections that you make between the text and your own experiences, life or research.

'The research by McArthur (2020) on peptide bonds and synthesis in humans, showed my own 'group think' bias toward the toward animal protein as a nutritional resource'.

Ask yourself...
What is your reaction to this particular text?
What cognitive bias of your own do you notice as you read ?
Does the author have similar or different ideas to you?
What have you learnt from the reading this piece?

Focusing on text-to-text connections
A key element of reviewing and evaluating texts, is being able to compare and contrast the information you discover.

‘Although Brown (2020) states that blue hair is easier to maintain than pink, Black’s 2019 study on hair dye refutes these claims, suggesting instead that blue dye binds more weakly to the hair shafts'.

Ask yourself...
How are the ideas, claims and points in one text similar to other texts you have read?
How are the ideas, claims and points in the text different from other resources?
How do the texts support or refute each other?



Enjoy, and happy reading...
Sarah 👍


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*Hi all, I am currently teaching full time in a school so have decided to take a short break from Verbling. I will return to teaching on December 14th. Until that time, keep on practising and using all the wonderful resources that are available such as HelloTalk, Tandem, Clozemaster, Lyricstraining... Please feel free to contact me via chat if you would like to schedule lessons when I return. See you very soon Sarah --------------------------------------- About me - Originally from England, I have taught in Australian schools and universities for over 20 years. I have an in-depth knowledge of learning methodologies and am a mentor for trainee-teachers. I create a relaxed learning environment where you will feel comfortable and at ease. Individualised learning - Lessons are uniquely planned and designed with your goals in mind, focusing on subjects which are relevant to your life. I use flipped learning, giving you access to all lesson materials prior to your class. This allows you to study and make note of ideas and terms that you wish to focus on in the upcoming session. At the end of each session you will reflect on the pluses and minuses of the class. This feedback will be taken into consideration to design your next session. You will receive feedback for each lesson, including extension activities, an individualised card deck on Verbling and revision tips. Trial lessons - During the trial lesson we will talk about your goals, subjects which interest you and your preferred style of learning. Should you wish to continue learning with me, a course will then be designed specifically for you. The hourly fee is designed to incorporate the planning time needed for this process. You will receive - A individualised lesson plan and and materials prior to the session and an ongoing card deck for your revision. Hopefully you will also feel more relaxed about English! Please note a 24 hour notice period is required, so that programs can be planned for your specific needs. KEY POINTS - tailored individual program - student goal focused - experienced qualified teacher of over 20 years - young adult/adult learning - upper beginner to advanced level Be sure to check out my other videos and blog posts on Verbling.
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*Hi all, I am currently teaching full time in a school so have decided to take a short break from Verbling. I will return to teaching on December 14th. Until that time, keep on practising and using all the wonderful resources that are available such as HelloTalk, Tandem, Clozemaster, Lyricstraining... Please feel free to contact me via chat if you would like to schedule lessons when I return. See you very soon Sarah --------------------------------------- About me - Originally from England, I have taught in Australian schools and universities for over 20 years. I have an in-depth knowledge of learning methodologies and am a mentor for trainee-teachers. I create a relaxed learning environment where you will feel comfortable and at ease. Individualised learning - Lessons are uniquely planned and designed with your goals in mind, focusing on subjects which are relevant to your life. I use flipped learning, giving you access to all lesson materials prior to your class. This allows you to study and make note of ideas and terms that you wish to focus on in the upcoming session. At the end of each session you will reflect on the pluses and minuses of the class. This feedback will be taken into consideration to design your next session. You will receive feedback for each lesson, including extension activities, an individualised card deck on Verbling and revision tips. Trial lessons - During the trial lesson we will talk about your goals, subjects which interest you and your preferred style of learning. Should you wish to continue learning with me, a course will then be designed specifically for you. The hourly fee is designed to incorporate the planning time needed for this process. You will receive - A individualised lesson plan and and materials prior to the session and an ongoing card deck for your revision. Hopefully you will also feel more relaxed about English! Please note a 24 hour notice period is required, so that programs can be planned for your specific needs. KEY POINTS - tailored individual program - student goal focused - experienced qualified teacher of over 20 years - young adult/adult learning - upper beginner to advanced level Be sure to check out my other videos and blog posts on Verbling.
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