Textbooks are different from other books — they are a key learning resource for your courses. Textbooks help you to plan as you identify key learning objectives at the beginning of your chapter. As you see what you need to learn through your reading, you will be able to plan a strategy for mastering the material.
In this chapter you will learn how to use a strategy called S3QR, which includes creating questions to guide your reading. These questions become a tool to monitor how well you remember the concepts in the text as you use them for later review and self-testing.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Describe the ways in which reading connects with your learning goals for your courses.
- Use the SQ3R Strategy to read purposefully and make effective notes.
- Identify ways in which notetaking supports your learning process.
- Create effective notes that can be used for review and exam preparation.