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Explore and Adapt Reading Strategies

On this page, you will find various reading strategies that you can explore.

Remember, there’s no one-size-fits-all for these kind of skills: your best bet is to take the advice, try it out, and see what resonates with you, what doesn’t, and what you’d like to try out next.

What is your Reading Mission?

Before you begin any piece of reading, determine your mission; you are not simply looking for the last word on the last page to know you have completed your mission. Reading is about integrating what’s on the page with what you already know.

Reading Strategies

Resource link and type 
Reading Efficacy: The "SQ3R" Method (PDF)
This approach helps you get the most out of your reading assignments by creating notes from your reading that promote deeper learning.
Reading Textbooks (PDF)
The top three challenges of reading textbooks and strategies to navigate them.
The Fundamentals of Efficient Reading (PDF)Reading STEM Textbooks (PDF)
Reading Empirical Articles (PDF)Reading Book-Length Arguments (PDF)
BeeLine Reader @ Stanford