To study efficiently, you must read effectively. You need to know how to take clear and concise notes. Taking notes is a time-saving strategy that helps you to remember what you read or hear. In this unit you will learn how to develop your reading and note taking skills.
EFFECTIVE READING SKILLS
As a first step toward reading effectively, examine your purpose for reading: Your purpose may be to prepare for a class discussion or to do research in several books for a report.
Then u can apply an appropriate reading rate: Reading for information, for example, usually requires a slower reading rate than reading for pleasure.
A perfect step toward reading efficiently is to learn the techniques of the SQRRR reading method, skimming, and scanning. You will find these methods useful when you read for information.
SQRRR Reading method
The SQRRR reading method is a way of organizing, analyzing and retaining information that you read. SQRRR stands for Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review. These five steps of the SQRRR method are explained in the following paragraphs.
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