Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Oct 22, 2018     Views: 2673

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 University of Guelph's McLaughlin Library, 

The library also has several books and eBooks in our collection which can help answer your questions about improving your reading skills or strategy. To find books, e-books, and articles on imporving reading skills, please use the Multi-Search or the Online Library Catalog.

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (Campus Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online Students) for assistance with improving your reading skills or strategy.

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