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2011 May 23

Reading Comprehension: Identifying Confusion

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I recently posted about Mylène’s attempts to teach “technical reading.” Now she has another post on a different exercise she used: Reading Comprehension: Identifying Confusion.  Once more, good stuff that would be very useful in beginning engineering classes.

I have a hard time justifying 20 minutes in my grad classes on this sort of vocabulary-based reading (though there are probably students who need it).  It might be a good exercise to get into the TA training course though, on the off chance that they would accept the instruction if disguised as a technique they could teach, rather than one they need to use themselves.

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  1. Thank you for posting these! I have been looking for a way to help my CS undergrads with their reading skills, which are very poor.

    Comment by BKM — 2011 May 27 @ 03:16 | Reply

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