Exercises 70 72 will help you prepare for the material covered in the next section. In each exercise, graph the equation in a rectangular coordinate system.
READING COMPREHENSION “Meeting of the Minds” - Writers must create text that allows the reader to interpret the material as it was intended. (reading to learn) 5 Levels of Representation: Surface-code level: reading (or hearing) and remembering what you read/heard verbatim ((Ex: reading directions, studying, etc.)) Textbase level: not the exact syntax, but what are the important facts you have to know; the big points Situation model: “refers to the people, the spatial setting, the actions and events of a mental micro world that is constructed inferentially through interaction between explicit texts and backward world knowledge.” ((Ex: Classic Books)) » You can remember the overall topic, maybe not the main details » Having some frame of reference will heightened the experience of reading Communication level: the reader represents the author’s communicative intent; the reader guesses what the author is going to do (i.e., mystery + thriller novels) Text-genre level: readers should be able to categorize certain types of texts with ease (newspaper, fiction; what are you reading) Process of Coherent Representation - Is the writer effectively getting the reader where they intended Local Coherence: can you bridge sentence 1 to sentence 2; are you getting the representation Global Coherence: can you draw back on what you know; recalling what you need from 1 chapter during last chapter. Structural Aspects of Comprehension: Memory-related o Role of working memory (sodoku & test we did in class) Knowledge-related o Schema-mental representation/experience Topic knowledge – world knowledge Schemata for narrative vs. expository texts Narrative o Entertainment o Characters, setting, plot/storyline, conflict/resolution, point of view Expository o Informative (our textbook) o Examples o Writing styles facilitate schematic for expository texts Signaling devices (Step 1,