I’m going to admit this: In college I was a bit of a slacker when it came to reading. Textbooks were a killer, but articles were even worse. Like most students I found the content boring and/or it was just too long that I didn’t bother finishing.
Things might have been different if I had learned how to read a college level book/article. I, like most students, didn’t learn this and read like we did a book for leisure–one page after another. Cover to cover.
It was funny that I hated reading for (some) of college because I was an English major, but the books were STORIES. They were interesting!!
Now that grad school is approaching, I need to learn how to read. I googled “reading strategies in grad school” and was very overwhelmed. I need to learn how to actively read. I want to put these strategies into practice before school starts.
For those in grad school, how do YOU read? Any tips?