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Textbook Reading Strategies: The 4 T's of Reading Your College Textbook

Dianne Ida reveals to you "The 4 T's of Reading Your Textbook".

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Lama 118 (Library)
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm


How many pages / chapters should you read in a day?
How many hours should you spend on a chapter?
How long will it take me to study my chapter?

The answer depends on B A G S.

What does B A G S stand for?

B = ________________
A = ________________
G = ________________
S = ________________


PASSIVE READING: Effortless reading, just reading the words

ACTIVE READING: Take control of what you’re reading

Talking to the Text -
example: Wild Gorillas Handy with a Stick - Lisa Gross - PDF - EBSCO Link

Prereading Questions

1. Do you think wild animals are capable of making and using tools?
2. What thinking skills do making and using tools illustrate?

SQ3R: Learn to read your textbooks more efficiently and effectively using the SQ3R method of reading comprehension.

S = _________________
Q = _________________
R = _________________
R = _________________
R = _________________

Short segment of the Video Study Skills: How to read a Textbook will be shown. Summary

What's the first thing you would do if you had to read a textbook?
If you said read, you've made your first mistake.

SQ3R from YouTube


In time

In Technique


During SQ3R

During Trust

"I hate reading textbooks."

Find out the tools available to you to be more successful.

Psychologist Abraham Maslow said "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you will treat every problem like a nail".


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