College requires a lot of reading. Here are suggestions on improving your reading strategies.

The SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review) reading strategy will help you to discover and retain the important facts and ideas in your textbook. It is a step-by-step strategic approach to studying from textbooks.

SQ3R Reading Strategy

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How to Read Your Textbooks More Efficiently – College Info Geek

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Success Coaching Tip

Complete reading assignments before class lectures. First begin by reading the summary at the end, and be selective by only highlighting 10-15% of any page. Bring your reading notes to class so you can fill in the gaps you missed or didn’t understand from the book.

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