Before starting a lesson, your teachers tend to ask a couple of questions related to the lesson. And there are few students who answer those questions very promptly.
You might consider them geniuses, but they just pre-read the lesson and stay advanced. Pre-reading is a study habit of going over lessons or topics before it is taught or read. When you pre-read, you skim over a text to locate key ideas of the concept or chapter, before learning it in detail from start to end. Studies state that activities done before reading help in understanding the text better. When you practice pre-reading, the new information becomes clearer as you learn by connecting the new information to what you already know. Pre-reading helps you create a base for the information yet to be received. The habit of prereading is advantageous because it: • Enables better comprehension. • Stimulates interest in the topic or chapter. • Promotes curiosity in learning.
Pre-reading as a habit: Developing the habit of prereading cannot be very interesting but you can make it one.
Begin by choosing a topic or chapter from your syllabus which you find interesting, or which sounds interesting.
Look through the headings and sub-headings, see if you have come across these terms before or anything related to them.
Pick new words and look for their usage in other sentences
Note down your questions, if any.
Think about the topic for further insight.
And if going to your textbook doesn’t ignite your zeal to pre-read, or if you feel like there’s no suitable way to start your prereading, SeekoG’s Knowledge Hub can be your quick fix. Use SeekoG’s Knowledge Hub as a pre-reading tool, with its easy and crisp concept definitions and mind maps, you can kickstart and cultivate your study habit of pre-reading.