HOW TO read a text more effectively 1
Before reading The basics Look at the picture(s). Read the title(s) first.
Who is the text meant for?
Who wrote this?
Why did he/she write it?
What type of questions will you get?
Why do you have to read it?
What do you need to do with the text?
2 While reading Global reading
Try to answer the WH-questions: who / what / where / how / why / when?
Reading for details
Look for explanations and examples.
After reading If possible, reread difficult passages.
Is the task complete?
What would you do differently next time?
Check your understanding
Do you understand the main points?
one hundred and fourteen
Look for numbers if a year, an amount or a date is asked for.
â€‚ EAT, PLAY, SLEEP, REPEAT.
Look for keywords, synonyms or related words. Use a highlighter or a pencil to flag up the information you need.