1.) GET THE BIG PICTURE FIRST
2. READ EACH SECTION WITH A QUESTION IN MIND
3. MARK INFORMATION THAT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTION
- Read actively. Search for the answer to your question.
Try not to get bogged down in every detail.
- Look for
--main ideas. Try first/last sentences of paragraphs and the section.
--bold faced terms and the details that explain them.
--examples that make abstract ideas understandable.
- Mark these points sparingly. (Underline, star, circle, etc.)
- STOP. There's another step to complete before moving on.
4. CONFIRM YOUR ANSWER.
Does the information you marked answer the question you made?
- Find out before reading the next section. Use your own words.
--Say the answer out loud, or
--Write brief summary notes in the margin of the text.
(Refer to the chapter summary if you're unsure.)
Repeat this questioning, reading, and confirming the process until you are ready to stop.
Then, do a brief review of what you read to pull the ideas back into a whole. You can review