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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

SQ3R – A Reading/Study Strategy



SQ3R Stands for Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review
Provided by a student, Jessica Kobayashi



How to Survey

Look over the material
Read the summary (if possible)
Bring up background knowledge

Survey:  Look over the material

Title
Preview or introduction
Headings or subheadings
Visuals, e.g., charts, maps, graphs
Bold, italics
Summary
Questions


Why Survey?

Get the big picture
Decide importance
Know important points
Connect known to unknown

Prepare to read






How to Question

Turn headings into questions
Ask WHAT, WHO, WHY, and HOW

Why Question?

Stay Focused
Gives Purpose
Creates Interest



How to Read Actively

Look for answers to questions
Talk
Write in margins
Highlight
Stand up

Why Read?

Gain information
Prepare for lecture
Prepare for discussion
Prepare for tests





How to Recite

Say it
Write a summary
Write notes (in book or on paper)
Create 3x5 cards
Create a mind map or graphic organizer
Highlight

Why Recite? 

Retain information
Check understanding
Interact with the information



How to Review

Immediately after reading
Weekly
Before tests
Re-read highlights
Check over notes


3 comments:

Lisa Mendez said...

This was a super speech done very nicely and I appreciated all the informative positive information. Jessica even gave good web sites to go to and help our future. Thank you, Jessica!

Anonymous said...

Again, this is really helpful information that I will be passing on to my fellow classmates. Though, I feel like this is ideal, it is a great starting spot for every student to tailor to their own learning style and skills. Thank you for the information!
-Nicole H.

Fabrice said...

Do you think i can use the SQ3R process to beginner/low intermediate levels?