In this article “Navigating This Perfect Storm” by Ellen Carillo, discusses how some students don’t understand why somethings were written and most of them don’t care about the actual reading or the moral of the story behind the reading. However, that depends on the reason for reading it. Students who enjoy reading might read everything, comparable to those who don’t like reading they would look for an explanation to not read the book. on the other hand, reading an interesting book, we want to finish all the way till the end to find out what the moral of the story, the suspense will keep you going until the end.
Ellen Carillo’s article mentioned Google Knowledge vs. understand and talk about a study or something that shows reading online makes use better at one than another. However, I believe that is not a good idea because when you googled something, we are just getting the information at the moment, later the same day you might not remember what you searched up. that would you do not fully understand the content rather we just studying the information, getting familiar with the words that we found on the specific sources. However, it depends on how you use the information that you got from Google, if you use “Google-Knowledge” and expanding the information that you already know and make it into your own bank word, that would help you understand more.
In the article, page 146-153, they talked about major ways to help students to be better readers. They can start by annotation and highlight important information. I believe that highlight important key of information, and take notes on each paragraph on the side of the page will make you understand more. These tools that the author mentioned in this article are good. I would suggest reading an article and highlight key points and underline words, but when it comes to the large article underling and circle words that not familiar to make the article look short, then you get a better understanding of what going on.