Reading Strategies for Comprehension
- What is the topic?
- What do I hope to get out of this reading?
- What terms would be helpful to know?
- Why is this reading important (to the course, curriculum)?
- Highlight or bracket the main idea or thesis of the reading, and put a symbol by it
(usually found in introduction or opening paragraphs)
- Read each paragraph and make a short bullet point on what it says\means
- Make marginal notes or comments instead
- Summarize sections\main points of the chapter
- Keep a question list
- Make your own titles for sections
- Make outlines, flow charts, or diagrams to help with concept development
- Keep a questions list
- Reconcile questions list with lecture
- Use lecture notes to detail book notes