- SSR Previewing Technique
- Skim – Titles, headings, subheadings
- What is the text going to be about based on skim?
- What are the four main points in the text?
- Scan – Graphics, tables, charts
- What information will the reading give you?
- Read – Read the first and last line of each page or paragraph or speed read 2-3 paragraphs under each heading
- What questions do you have about the material
- Read Around the Text Strategy (RAT)
Increase Your Reading Speed
If you wish to improve your reading speed, this video will teach you strategies to increase speed and still maintain or grow comprehension.
These strategies will help you recall what you read and get the most out of what you read.
- SQR3 Reading Strategy – Use the SQR3 method to better grasp the concepts and process the information in written text.
- Scan – Look through the first sentences of each paragraph, and highlight important information
- Question – Look through questions and highlight answers to the questions.
- Read – Read the material and highlight important information
- Respond – Answer the questions you highlighted.
- Review – Locate answers you missed or material that was confusing and highlight clarifications or further learning. Review or summarize what you just learned
- BDA Reading Strategy
- What is your purpose for reading?
- Preview material
- What do you already know?
- What questions do you have?
- Read Actively (answer questions you had)
- Summarize what you learned
- Answer any questions you had before
- Annotate – Annotate with thoughts, ideas and questions
- Highlight – Highlight only the most important information (color code your highlights)
- Answer – Answer questions you developed in preview or those you had while reading.
Medical Reading Resources
- Free Medical Journals : These journals are free to the public and include a variety of subject areas.
- Free Books for Docs: These books are all medically based and free to the public and include a variety of subject areas.