Reading Strategies from the UVM Undergraduate Writing Center

Reading critically but also efficiently is a valuable skill for all college students, especially when working on writing projects. By this point, you are no longer reading just to memorize or summarize, but you should think of yourself as in conversation with the texts. At the college level, effective reading means knowing something well enough to be able to explain it to someone else. Using these strategies can improve your performance in coursework and help you save time during your research, reading, and writing processes.

Read Smarter, Not Harder: Strategies to Improve Academic Reading Skills (PDF)

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