Read intermittently to check understanding. Use your preview work and study assignment to help organize your reading process. You can read a specific time, or break the process into chapters or topics.

When reading a work of fiction, you can read for longer periods due to the nature of the narrative.

Reading scientific literature requires more focus on the goal. No need to read all the essays in a row. Instead, choose specifically those that match your topics, interests, or assignment.

Make short notes. At each stop to test your memory of details, write down the key ideas of the passage you read. This list of ideas will act as an outline of the passage to help you memorize the material and prepare for the review.

When taking notes in the margins, use the stop to rewrite your notes in a notebook, text document, or notepad.

Make a separate list of topics and expand them with new details. Brief notes should include only the main ideas and arguments, and the details are facts to support those ideas. Add them to your picture box.

Ask or write down questions that come up. Teachers ask students questions to test understanding of the text, as well as to engage in discussion of the topic on a personal and scientific level. Asking yourself questions while reading will help you remember and understand information better, and you can refer to the assignment expert, as well as be able to analyze and discuss the material in more depth.

When making notes inside the book, write down questions next to the paragraph, and then collect them in your notebook or picture box.

After pausing to check your understanding, review the questions from the previous passage and answer them based on the new information.

If there are headings and subheadings in scientific work within sections, then turn them into questions.

Write a summary of the chapter or section in your own words. Use your notes in the margins or in the picture box, but keep it short. Focusing on the main ideas will help you see the whole thing and link ideas from different chapters together, getting answers to questions from your assignment.

Accurately include page numbers for direct quotations that answer your questions or help you reach your reading goal.

You can also paraphrase and quote ideas that are important to your assignment.

Discuss the book with a classmate or friend on the way to class. By sharing your opinion and the collected information, you will be able to remember it better, and a classmate will be able to correct any possible inaccuracies or misunderstandings. Together, you will analyze the book's key ideas and themes more effectively.

Review notes and detailed notes to make sure you haven't overlooked anything.

Discuss the recurring patterns you find and expand on your conclusions.

Answer each other's questions about your assignment and the topic of the book.