SQ3R - A READING / STUDY SYSTEM


SURVEY - gather the information necessary to focus and formulate goals.

  1. Read the title - help your mind prepare to receive the subject at hand.
  2. Read the introduction and/or summary - orient yourself to how this chapter fits the author's purposes, and focus on the author's statement of most important points.
  3. Notice each boldface heading and subheading - organize your mind before you begin to read - build a structure for the thoughts and details to come.
  4. Notice any graphics - charts, maps, diagrams, etc. are there to make a point - don't miss them.
  5. Notice reading aids - italics, bold face print, chapter objective, end-of-chapter questions are all included to help you sort, comprehend and remember.

QUESTION - help your mind engage and concentrate.

READ - fill in the information around the mental structures you've been building.

RECITE - retrain your mind to concentrate and learn as it reads.

REVIEW - refine your mental organization and begin building memory.

REMEMBER - The information you gain from reading is important. If you just "do it" without learning something, you're wasting a lot of time. Train your mind to learn