Effective Reading Strategies Amy Addison, UR Writing Center Tutor, WC '93 ( printable version here ) Reading and writing are very closely related. If you don't understand the material which you are writing about, chances are ● Don't wait until the last minute; give yourself plenty of time to read your material! ● Establish an atmosphere conducive to maximum concentration. This will vary depending on personal preferences. ● Look over materials before delving into them, noting headings, bold-faced words, charts, and summaries. Skim intro ● Use the questions at the beginnings or ends of chapters as study guides to help focus your reading. ● Read everything, including those introductions and conclusions you skimmed. ● Look up words you don't know.
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