Learning Strategy

Manitoba Education and Training. Success for All Learners. 1996. p.6.85.

One strategy you can use when reviewing information is SQ3R. This strategy has 5 steps:

Survey look over the material to get an sense of the content
Question speculate about what you have read, ask yourself questions to clarify what you want to learn
Read read the material
Recite orally reherse the material
Review after 10 minutes, write down everything you can recall, check you recollections with the material

After this process, look at what you have missed and fill in the blanks in your learning. Consider this a fourth 'R' - Repair - repair the holes in your learning.

Try the SQ3R method with the following piece of text.

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The Rocky Mountains

This is an almost solid line of very high and jagged mountains that extends from New Mexico to Alaska. Some of the mountains are over 14,000 feet in height and were a great hinderance to early settlers moving across the United States.

Many trees are found on the mountain slopes but then thin out and stop at the higher altitudes of the mountains. The tops of the mountains are generally made up of bare rock and some sparse vegitation and may be covered with snow year around.

The winters here are harsh and and lots of snow covers the region, but during the spring and summer this snow melts and is the source of many rivers that flow throughout the country.

Tourism and the mining of minerals is important to the economy of this region.

Geography USA: Landforms and Regions, http://hal.calc.k12.la.us/~sjwelsh/



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