Study Strategies


Preview -- look at titles, headings, subheadings, topic sentences, graphics; make predictions and connections

Question -- turn titles, headings, subheadings, topic sentences into questions to which you read to find answers

Read--for answers
Recite --each paragraph
Restate --as notes the main ideas and details that answer your questions
Review --as you take notes; summarize each section (write gist statements)
Reflect --what does it mean to me? what will I do? Have I answered the questions?

Summarize --all sections into concise paragraphs (shorter than original) using power words to include all main ideas and details so someone else could understand the text

Test --Can you answer your questions? Do you understand? Can you explain it to someone else?