Reading Resources for Students

Reading Strategies

Reading is skill we use daily. We read our clocks and watches, menus for meals, the daily news, novels, magazines, television advertisements, and more. For each of these tasks, we apply different reading skills and strategies. In college, reading is content-focused; you need to understand the big pictures presented in textbooks or scholarly articles along with individual words.

Below are additional resources and tips for reading textbooks.

Reading a Textbook Effectively

Dartmouth's Academic Skills Center provides various reading strategies to help you read your textbooks.

7 Critical Reading Strategies

Salisbury University developed seven techniques to help you improve your critical reading skills.