Effective Reading & Comprehension in the shortest amount of time How many of you have read a paragraph or a few pages of a book (especially a textbook) and then thought to yourself “I have no idea what I just read”? The following steps might initially appear to be time consuming but I promise you that in the end it will save you time and help your reading comprehension skills. The techniques have been tested and validated in a number of studies. 3 Steps to Time Effective Reading • Preview all of the page/section components (headings, subheadings, pictures, diagrams - - basically everything except the text itself) • Based on the above “preview”, create a short list of questions that you want the reading to answer. • Read EACH paragraph and before going onto the next paragraph, rewrite the paragraph IN YOUR OWN WORDS.
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