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Improve your reading

Good reading skills are essential for success in college. There is so much reading to do! These resources will help you improve your reading and comprehension, as well as build your vocabulary. Click on the section of interest and see the files available.


How to read textbooks

  • How to read a textbook. Why read a book four or five times? Discover a more efficient way to understand a textbook.
  • Textbook reading inventory. This survey allows you to decide how well you are following the steps needed to be an efficient reader.

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How to read literature

  • How to analyze poetry. Written in outline form, this handout lists many elements to consider when analyzing a poem.

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How to improve your reading focus and memory

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How to improve your vocabulary

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