Chapter 12: Active Reading Strategies

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain how reading in college is different from reading in high school.
  • Identify common types of reading tasks assigned in a college class.
  • Describe the purpose and instructor expectations of academic reading.
  • Identify effective reading strategies for academic texts using the SQ3R System.
  • Explore the Anatomy of a Textbook.
  • Develop strategies to help you read effectively.
  • Explore strategies for approaching specialized texts, such as math, sciences, and specialized platforms, such as online text.
  • Identify vocabulary-building techniques to strengthen your reading comprehension.