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Divide and Conquer

This strategy is designed to conquer a difficult reading assignment.


  • The assignment should be divided up into meaningful sections and each student (or group) should be assigned one section.
  • Ask the students to read and summarize their section.
  • After they have all read the material, have each student read their summary aloud. Encourage students to ask questions and be prepared to emphasize areas other students may have overlooked.
  • Lastly, discuss the article as a whole.


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