Post-Reading Study Aids

Post-Reading Study Aids

  • Chapter Summaries

Summaries help you organize your thinking and find relationships among the main ideas.  It is also important to write your own summary once you have read a chapter.

  • Review Questions

By answering review questions you test your knowledge about what you have just read. You can then review the answers before continuing on to the next chapter and make connections to the new text you are reading. Review questions can come both from the book and from the professor.

  • Suggested Readings or References

Looking at lists of other readings or references can aid in your understanding of the material.  This is especially true if you are having trouble understanding the particular text you are reading.  Reading a similar text by another author sometimes helps one to understand the information.