Reading Tips u Have a quiet place to read, good lighting, and a sturdy, comfortable chair. u Determine where and when is the best time and place for you to concentrate on your reading. u When you’re reading a textbook, don’t just read the words. Concentrate, and focus on learning the material. u Practice reading at different speeds. For example, in most cases, a science textbook should be read at a much slower speed than a novel. u Read introductions and summaries carefully. They contain the most important information. u If you’re reading material that’s particularly difficult or important, read it aloud, or take notes as you read. u Most importantly, take the time to 1) SURVEY, 2) READ, and 3) REVIEW each assignment. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Joseph Addison Study Skills InfoGuide Reading a Textbook www.woodburnpress.com Copyrighted Material 646-17 WOODBURN PRESS This digital publication was presented by: ©Copyright Woodburn Press LLC all rights reserved