Active reading – Skills for OU Study – Open University February 7, 2013Posted by sandyclaus in Academic Technology.
‘SQ3R’ stands for the five steps involved.
SKIM through the text quickly to get an overall impression.
QUESTION. If you are reading it for a particular purpose (for example, to answer an assignment), ask yourself how it helps. Also ask questions of the text: Who? What? Where? When? How?
READ. Read the text in a focused, and fairly speedy way.
REMEMBER. Test your memory – but don’t worry if you can’t remember much.
REVIEW. Read the text in more detail, taking notes. Use your own words.