Pre-reading Strategies

  1. Open the book to the correct chapter and pages
  2. Do not read word-for-word
  3. Scan major headings (get an idea of what you are covering)
  4. Scan pictures and read captions (see what they feel is important enough to show a diagram and figure out what it is showing)
  5. Scan bold words and determine or look up definitions
  6. Do not spend more than 5 or 10 minutes
  7. Don't forget to write down the 5 questions that you may have and want answered the next day