A Method for Reading FOR Evidence (So You Can Write WITH Evidence)



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Reading FOR Evidence—and to Save Time

PowerPoint movie

How to Read FOR Evidence – about 5 minutes

Let the source talk to you. Do not assume you already know.


The marked page with Reminders on how the Portuguese created two systems: the way the slave trade worked and how plantations used slave labor, content that is needed by both U.S. History I and U.S. History II.   On most computers, you can make this table larger so that it becomes readable. If you need help, just ask.


You will find that page in your textbook in:

Chapter 1

Main heading  “Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade”

Subheading “The Atlantic Slave Trade Begins”


Look at This Part ONLY If You Think You Ought to Take Notes in a Notebook When You Read

Taking notes in a separate notebook or on paper can be useful if you are collecting information that you do not have easy access to. The typical example of when it is OK to take notes is when you are collecting information for a term paper when you can’t check the book or periodical out.


If you take notes in a notebook when you read a textbook or when you read anything you have to do something with, it is dangerous to your success. The simplest way to put it is:


IF you are absolutely sure that taking notes from your textbook is something you ought to do, then click here for a PowerPoint movie on the danger of taking notes separately from your source.




Copyright C. J. Bibus, Ed.D. 2003-2015


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