Similar academic reading strategies apply to all kinds of readings you’ll do in college. Practicing the habits of previewing, active reading, reviewing, and summarizing will continue to help you learn, no matter the type of class you’re reading for.
In addition to these general strategies, this visual offers advice specific to reading textbooks to get the most out of what you’re reading.
To take this advice even further, the following videos consider the specific needs for particular types of classes you’re likely to take.
This overview video introduces some general concepts of how to read and study from math textbooks.
The second part of the series shows examples of concepts from the first video, as well as a summary of approaches useful when reading math.
This video debunks myths students might believe about reading science textbooks. It also introduces a specific type of note-taking, called the Cornell Method, which is useful for other types of academic reading as well.
Social Science Texts
This video models reading a Psychology textbook. The same techniques will be useful with other social science books, including Sociology, History, and Anthropology. It includes nice tips regarding tables and graphs.