I liked the copy-and-delete method. It made me write things that interested me. After looking at what I wrote, I felt like I did a good job in accomplishing writing down notes. I find that this method is better than reading out loud. I feel like when I read at my own pace, I can understand the story better. However, it takes some time because I have to delete paragraphs as I go. The biggest advantage would be that I would have notes prepared without me needing to read it again.
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In the use a timer method, I finished in about four minutes. I read Beauty and the Car. During the remaining time, I re-read the story. Then, I looked at the structure and the dates that the author included. The biggest disadvantage would be the time. I could use the remaining time to construct a comment.
I would rank the methods as copy-and-delete, reading out loud, and use a timer. I have heard of reading out loud before, but the other methods were new to me. Another technique I have heard about is somewhat like the copy-and-delete method. It is where readers would write a one sentence summary of what happened for each paragraph.
I already use the reading out loud method when I feel like I can’t focus on reading. I may use the timer method in the future, because it will require me to go back and perhaps read something that I did not catch when I read the first time.