Active reading is a planned, deliberate set of strategies to engage with text-based materials with the purpose of increasing your understanding.
Before you start reading, reflect about what you already know about the subject.
Highlight key ideas and words and make notes in your margins.
Write a summary of your assigned reading, in your own words, in the box at the base of your notepaper.
Evaluate the reliability of online material.
Foreign language texts provide you with invaluable practice and many new vocabulary words.
When reading scientific texts, look for hypotheses and take notes.
When you notice graphics in your text use it as a signal of important ideas.
Use podcasts and recordings as a way to review material.
Studying and Tests
Effective studying is your most important tool to combat test anxiety.
A study group can give you new perspectives on course material and help you fill in gaps in your notes.
There are two general types of tests: formative assessments and summative assessments.
Maths and science tests require special strategies because they are often problem based rather than question based.
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