Reading Strategies

Reading Strategies

You've been going to class, taking good notes, and studying for tests, but you're still missing something, and you're not sure what it is. Could it be your reading? Textbooks are loaded with neccesary information for your success in a class, but harnessing all the information is difficult, and retaining it can seem down right impossible.                                              

There are ways to change your reading habits so that reading assignments become more manageable. The following documents and advice will help you navigate your textbooks to collect important information, stay focused, and show you methods that will let you retain information longer.


Getting more from your Textbooks

Reading to learn

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Readers

Remembering What You Read

Remembering What You Read (online edition)

Active Reading Strategies

What is Active Reading?

Beyond HIghlighting

Skimming and scanning your text

Summarizing what you read

Questioning while your read

How to tab your textbook


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