Active Reading Strategies
Active Reading: Comprehension and Rate
Many college students discover that there is significantly more to read in college than there was in high school. Students frequently remark that they don't have enough time to read through all of their assignments during the week. However, many students have bad habits and subscribe to reading myths. This page is designed to help you understand reading as an activity and help you become a more efficient and effective reader. Some common reading myths:
- Read every word.
- One reading is sufficient.
- Don't skip passages.
- Machines improve speed.
- A faster rate means less comprehension.
Active Reading Strategies:
- SQ3R Method (22K Word)
- Getting to Know Your Texts (23K Word)
- Pivotal Words (22K Word)
- Using Your Textbook (21K Word)
- Vary Your Reading Rate (25K Word)
Where to Read:
- The Reading Environment (28K Word)
Reading Improvement Video (10:48 Minutes)
Reading Improvement Video with Captions (10:48 minutes)
A Classic Method for Studying Texts: SQ4R - University of Guelph
Active Reading Strategies – Princeton University
Rapid Reading – Cornell University
Concept Mapping – Cornell University
Guide to Reading Primary Sources – University of Pennsylvania