SQ3R? • SQ3R is a technique for fully absorbing written information.It also helps you to set study goals. • By using SQ3R to actively read a document, you can get the maximum benefit from your reading time. Duh.
What is SQ3R? • The acronym SQ3R stands for the five sequential techniques you should use to read non-fiction material (e.g. a textbook)
sURVEY • Survey the text: Look at titles, headings and subheadings; pictures, graphs and charts; bold or italicized print; questions in the book
Question • Make a note of any questions on the subject that come to mind, or particularly interest you following your survey. These questions can be considered almost as study goals. • Turn titles, headings and subheadings into questions
Read • Now read the document, taking care to understand all the points that are relevant. This may be a slow process. • Don’t forget to answer your questions as you read—and take note of important information that you didn’t predict!
Recite • Once you have read, run through it in your mind several times. Isolate the core facts. • Practice answering your study questions
Review • Review by rereading the document, by expanding your notes, or by discussing the material with classmates/family (when appropriate) • Answer the comprehension questions at the end