Marking the Textbook
Working in pairs, ask students to jot down guidelines for how they currently mark their textbook. In a large group, discuss the following specific to your course: Why read the chapter? What are your goals for reading the chapter? Why mark the text? What do you do with your markings? Ask students what they think are the good techniques for marking the text. Pick a chapter from their text and have them read a few pages and apply the suggestions. Have the students compare their markings and develop their techniques based on this experience.