SQR4 Scan:for an overview. Question: decide what you want from your reading. Read :an active process,looking for key material. Recall :periodically consider what you have covered. Review :at the end put it all together. Relate : tie in with other topics –most important.
Scan Through the chapter to see what the subheading are.
Summary Read it through. Identifying the main points. Arguments that have been covered.
Ask your self what you want to get from your reading.
Read the introductory paragraphs. they should set the scene.
Read the sections and subsections, actively identifying the main ideas in each. These ideas are often contained in the first or last sentence of the section or paragraph.
Look at any example.Make sure that you understand how it is related to the idea in that section.
Summarize periodically. Pause and list the main ideas in the section you have just read. Check that you have missed nothing out and that you understand the ideas.
Review the whole topic when you have finished it by scanning through your notes.
Relate what you have read to other areas of knowledge.
strategies and techniques that you can use to read more effectively. KKKKnowing what you need to know, and reading appropriately KKKKnowing how deeply to read the document: skimming, scanning or studying
Using active reading techniques to pick out key points and keep your mind focused on the material
Using the table of contents for reading magazines and newspapers, and clipping useful articles Understanding how to extract information from different article types
Creating your own table of contents for reviewing material Using indexes, tables of contents, and glossaries to help you assimilate technical information.
Effective Reading Strategies Don't wait until the last minute; give yourself plenty of time to read your material! Establish an atmosphere conducive to maximum concentration. This will vary depending on personal preferences.
Look over materials before going into them, noting headings, bold-faced words, charts, and summaries. Skim introductions and conclusions. By previewing materials, you can develop a sense of the overall point(s) it is presenting. This will help put the details into a larger context in which they will make sense.
Use the questions at the beginnings or ends of chapters as study guides to help focus your reading. Read everything, including those introductions and conclusions you skimmed. Look up words you don't know.
Try one or more of the following methods of note taking (using a combination of approaches will help you begin reviewing): Glossing: after reading a passage or section, summarize the main ideas in your own words. This can be done in a notebook, or in the margins of your book (if you own it).
Outlining: using the author's order or your own, write down the key ideas. Use phrases and abbreviations to keep it short. Use whatever system of numbering or lettering you prefer. Synthesizing chart: chart key information when you are trying to pull together information from more than one source. OR, read from a few sources and formulate questions from the main ideas which can be applied to the remaining information
Instead of highlighting or underlining in your text, take notes in the margins or in a separate notebook. This will give you the important information at a glance. (If you take notes in a separate notebook, remember to write the page number on which the information may be found again for later reference.) Improving your reading skills may very well have a positive effect on your writing.