Below are beliefs that some people have about reading. Read
each statement and then decide if you (1) strongly agree, (2) agree,
(3) neither agree nor disagree, (4) disagree, (5) strongly disagree.
There are no right or wrong answers. We are simply going to compare
[ ] 1. Reading is a passive process: a text must be
"absorbed" by the reader.
[ ] 2. Reading is mainly a visual activity: our eyes
must identify letter by letter, word by word.
[ ] 3. There isn't just one way of reading a text:
there are many ways according to the circumstances.
[ ] 4. To decide how to read a text we must check what
kind of text it is and why we want to read it.
[ ] 5. Reading efficiently depends mostly on personal
abilities which we can't control or improve.
[ ] 6. Comprehension depends on what the reader
already knows about the topic.
[ ] 7. To understand a text you must understand
every single word in it.
[ ] 8. If you don't want to lose your concentration,
you should start reading a text from the beginning and then carry
on, line after line, without stopping until you reach the end.
[ ] 9. It is possible to choose a strategy before
reading a text and use that strategy while you read.
[ ] 10. The only way to find out the meaning of a new
word is to look it up in a dictionary or ask somebody.