Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2016     Views: 1395

There are several ways you can improve your reading skills or strategy. The following list is some example ways you can improve your reading:

  • Take notes while reading
  • Try reading aloud
  • Re-read books and other materials to gain fluency
  • Try breaking your reading into small chunks
  • Connect what you're reading to your real life
  • Get help from a tutor, peer, or adviser

One popular way to increase your reading comprehension and retention is by using the SQ4R strategy. SQ4R stands for: Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review, & Reflect.

This strategy involves readers Surveying the text, turning what you've read into Questions, Reading the answers to your questions, Reciting what you've read aloud, Reviewing what you've read, and Reflecting on what you've learned. Click here for more information about the SQ4R strategy from Indiana University, Bepko Learning Center.

The library has several books and eBooks in our collection which can help answer your questions about improving your reading skills or strategy. Check out the books and web resources below for more information.

Helpful Books from the Library:

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College Reading by Lee V. Kolzow; Jane Lehman
Call Number: Call Number: PE1122 .K63
ISBN: 013150052X
Publication Date: 1982-01-01

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Building Strategies for College Reading by Jane L. McGrath
Call Number: PE1122 .M268 1995
ISBN: 0130438944
Publication Date: 1994-12-01

To find more books and eBooks on improving your reading skills or strategy, please search the Multi-Search or the Online Library Catalog.

These web resources may be helpful if you need additional information about improving your reading skills or strategy. However, be sure to evaluate any sources you use--the Shapiro Library cannot vouch for the accuracy of information provided on external websites.

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