K.C.S.E ENGLISH NOTES FORM 2; READING SKILLS

K.C.S.E ENGLISH NOTES FORM 2; READING SKILLS

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K.C.S.E ENGLISH NOTES FORM 2; READING SKILLS

 

SCANNING AND SKIMMING

Reading

  • There is a lot of reading you will engage in. To cope with it all, you’ll need to develop some reading techniques.
  • Here we’ll talk about scanning, skimming and reading for study.

Scanning

  • When you scan a text, you search for one particular item (or set of items) while ignoring everything else.
  • Suppose, for example, that you’re writing an assignment  on Effects of Drug Abuse, and you’re looking through a copy of Drug Addict’s Story,to see if there are any relevant material. You scan the list of contents to find the part written Drug Abuse , then scan the materials listed there.




Skimming

  • Whereas you scan for specific information, you skim a text to get a general idea of what information it contains.
  • In this case you might pick up the copy of Drug Addict’s Storyin a library, skim through the contents, turn to a couple of articles that interest you and skim through the paragraphs to get a sense of what they are saying.
  • You wouldn’t read every word, or even look at every paragraph.
  • You just read enough to find out whether the book/newspaper is worth reading/buying.

 

COMPREHENSION SKILLS

SUMMARY AND NOTE- MAKING.

SUMMARY

  • An excellent summary is a summary written to show that you have read and understood something.
  • You will get assignments that ask you to read a certain material and summarize it.




How to produce a summary:

1.Read the material to be summarized and be sure you understand it.

2.Outline the major points.

3.Write a first draft of the summary without looking at the material.

4.Always use paraphrase when writing a summary.

5.Target your first draft for approximately 1/4 the length of the original.

6.Never put any of your own ideas, opinions, or interpretations into the summary. This means you have to be very careful of your word choice.

7.Write in prose – not point form.

K.C.S.E ENGLISH NOTES FORM 2; READING SKILLS




NOTE MAKING

How to Make Notes

The following tips will come in handy when making notes:

  1. Read the material carefully and thoroughly.
  2. Underline the key sentences as you read. This will help in forming the title.
  3. Make a rough note of the main points in a logical sequence.
  4. Write the final notes.

You should have in mind that a note:

  1. Should be short and to the point.
  2. Contain all the important and relevant information.
  3. Should have information systematically divided and subdivided.
  4. Should have a short title. Avoid long sentences as titles.
  5. Must be written in points only.

 

Notes Template

TITLE …………………….

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  • …………………………………………
  • ………………………………………..
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