Textbook Reading Sites


Harvard Report on Reading   Word doc Word doc
Find out what happened when 1500 Harvard students were quizzed on a 30 page chapter in a history textbook. It's worth it to download this Word document!
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/docs/harvard_reading_report.doc
How to mind map your textbook
Here's an alternative way to annotate your textbook, which will enhance your memory.
http://www.usingmindmaps.com/how-to-mind-map-a-text-book.html
Strategic Reading PODCAST
Did you know that you don't have to read everything? Get the 4S system of reading from this Australian podcast. Turn on your speakers.
https://academicskills.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/skillsoup_tip_13.mp3
Ten Tips for reading College Textboooks
Are you using all 10?
http://www.uwosh.edu/readingstudycenter/documents/reading-textbooks/at_download/file
The SQ3R Reading System
Here is an explanation, which gives examples of how to make this system work.
http://ccis.edu/departments/writingcenter/studyskills/sq3r.html
How to Read Academic Texts Critically
It's bad enough that I have to read the textbook, but now the prof wants me to read it critically!
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~jewel001/CollegeWriting/READSPEAKTHINK/READ/HowToRead.htm#Critical
Six Ways to Become Fascinated by a “Boring” Text   NEW
Not all textbooks are interesting or exciting, but you still have to read and learn from them. Here's how.
http://ctl.byu.edu/node/321
How to Mark a Section of a Textbook Chapter
This example of a page from a textbook shows what marking really looks like and what strategies were used.
http://academic.cuesta.edu/acasupp/AS/610.htm
Mark Your Books!
The WHY, WHEN and HOW of marking your books from the University of Idaho!
http://www.students.uidaho.edu/default.aspx?pid=84120
Maximize Comprehension by Marking Your Texts
Don't color it all yellow. Here are 10 specific strategies to use.
http://academic.cuesta.edu/acasupp/AS/609.htm
Reading from Computer Monitors
Now even some of the textbooks are online!
http://www.lib.uoguelph.ca/assistance/learning_services/handouts/reading_from_computer_monitors.cfm
Remembering What You Read
"My prof told me to read the chapter. He didn't tell me to remember it!"
http://www.csbsju.edu/academicadvising/help/remread.htm
Remembering What You've Read
Notes from Australia." Learn to use your own cognitive strengths ... to create memorability."
http://www.canberra.edu.au/studyskills/learning/reading#remember
Learning from Textbooks
Active Reading. Speed and Comprehension. Reading and Concentration.
http://www.lib.uoguelph.ca/assistance/learning_services/handouts/learning_from_texts.cfm
Textbook Study Strategy
Plan. Do. Review. It's the doing part that's hard!
http://www.riosalado.edu/library/tutorials/studySkills/Pages/textbookStrategy.aspx
Reading and Understanding Texts
Having problems with both the complexity and the amount of material that you have to read?
http://www.coun.uvic.ca/learning/reading-skills/
Reading Difficult Material
What to do with college level textbooks from St Thomas College in St. Paul, Minn.
http://www.studygs.net/texred1.htm
Five Keys to Helping Students Read Difficult Texts   NEW
It's a process, from launching to synthesizing to using the prof's questions. Find out how here!
http://ctl.byu.edu/node/329
How to Read a Difficult Book
Still having trouble? Try Virginia Tech.
http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/learn/readbook.html
How to Read University Texts or Journal Articles
Yea. A step-by-step process and only 6 steps in all!
http://www.coun.uvic.ca/learning/reading-skills/texts.html
Reading and analysing an academic article
OK, so it's not textbook reading. But reading articles is often required for class and here is both a step by step guide and a blank form to fill it. Makes it so much easier and quicker.
http://www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/~agraham/guides/aguide.htm