Reading in College and Elsewhere

As you almost certainly know by now, you will be asked to do a lot of reading in college. It is not enough, though, to let your eyes skim over the words. You’re routinely going to be asked to use what you are reading, so you need to make sure that you are understand both the texts and the uses your professor asks you to make of them. I hope that in this section you have learned some strategies that will help you read more effectively and more efficiently.

I also hope that you can also see how these strategies can also help you beyond college. Whether it’s reading the latest medical advice about a condition that one of your parents has developed or instructions for filing your taxes or suggestions for taking on leadership roles so that you can do more for your favorite local nonprofit, reading well will serve you and your needs for much of your life.

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