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Before reading, preview and skim through the article or section of the book. Skimming gives an overall picture of the information in the book. Pay attention to text features like: glossaries, charts, graphs, etc.
Make connections to the reading. Use prior knowledge.
Highlight key sentences and facts. Highlighting helps with focus and remembering details.
Annotate notes in the margins. If writing in the book is not an option, use post-it notes to accomplish the same result as annotating on the page.
Read aloud. Hearing written text aloud increases involvement with the material.
Ask questions before reading and during reading. What do I think I will be reading about? What do I want to know/learn? Do I know what I read? Do I understand/comprehend what I am reading? Do I agree/disagree with the author? What else do I want to know/learn? During and after reading, summarize what was read.