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1. Read the title of the book, chapter, or article. What is it probably going to be about? What do you already know about this subject?
2. Read the introduction, the first several paragraphs, and/or the summary. This is usually where the main ideas are located.
3. Read the boldfaced type. How is the book/chapter/article organized? What is the author going to discuss?
4. Study the pictures and maps, diagrams, and illustrations. What information do they give you?
5. Read the questions at the end of the chapter.
6. Skim the vocabulary: words in boldface, or in a list at the end of the chapter.
For each heading, make a question. For example, the heading "Plato's Theory of Knowledge" becomes "What was Plato's theory of knowledge?"
Read one section at a time. Read to answer the question you have formulated from the heading.
Stop at the end of each section and answer the question or summarize the section.
At the end of a chapter, go back and read through the section headings. Recite a summary of each section.