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Academic Skills for Success

Active Reading

Active Reading is exactly what it sounds like.  It means doing things while reading that help you better understand and remember what you're reading. Try some of the strategies below to improve the way you approach your reading assignments.


Watch this video to learn the SQ3R (Survey or Skim, Question, Read, Recite, Review) active reading strategy.  Using SQ3R will help you to better learn and remember the things that you read for class. 

Taking Notes While You Read

Watch this video that explains the Cornell note taking method.  This is a way to take organized notes that will help you remember what you read. 

General Active Reading Strategies

What do you do when you are reading?

Useful Apps


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