In this section, we'll focus on reading strategies to help you understand textbook content and other course readings, and we'll introduce you to different methods to help you take notes.
College textbooks can cover lots of complicated or highly technical information. Simply reading through your texts will not be enough for you to retain the information and build connections between content—you'll need to use active reading techniques and engage with the text as you take your notes.
Watch the video below for a quick introduction to active reading!
It's easy to read an entire chapter of your textbook or assigned readings—but how well do you remember what you just read?
Active reading involves thinking, questioning, writing, summarizing, reflecting, and talking out loud as you read—it takes effort to stay focused and avoid being passive while reading new information.
Here are 10 active reading tips to try out: