Approaching and evaluating a text


As you become more familiar with the text of your specific discipline area (economics, history, engineering, etc.), you will become better at predicting the kinds of questions you might find answers to in the text.

Being able to make predictions is important. Creating certain expectations will increase your alertness to the text, and you will be better at noticing whether or not your expectations are met.

The accuracy of your prediction is not usually the most important thing. What is important is recognising what the text does or does not deal with.

Activity: Predicting

Select any of the subject areas below by clicking on the blue icon with white cross.

Look at the title of the book. Then consider what you already know about the topic. Think of some questions to which the book might supply answers.