Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review
What is SQ3R?
SQ3R is a very effective way to understand and remember what
you have read.
How will SQ3R help me read better?
- SW3R prepares you for reading
- Helps you prepare questions about your reading.
- Helps you answer the questions you have made for your reading.
How would I use SQ3R in my classes?
- SQ3R gives purpose to your reading. It helps you
- Have an idea of what you need to know before you begin reading.
- Pick up on important parts when you come to them.
- Remember what you have read.
How does SQ3R work?
SQ3R stands for Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review
S - When
you Survey what you are reading, you
- Think about the title.
- Think about what you know about the subject.
- Glance over what you are about to read.
- Look at the graphics and illustrations.
- Read the first paragraph.
- Read the last paragraph or summary.
Q - When
you Question what you are reading, you
- Turn the title into a question.
- Write down any questions you have about your survey.
- Turn all headings, subheading, graphics, and illustrations into questions.
- Write down unfamiliar vocabulary.
3 Rís - Read,
Recite and Review
When you Read, you
- Search for answers to the questions you have written.
- Respond to questions and use context clues for unfamiliar words.
- React to unclear passages, confusing terms, and questionable
statements by generating additional questions.
When you Recite, you
- Say what you read to check comprehension and to utilize information.
- Look away from the answers and the book to recall what was
- Recite answers to questions aloud or in writing.
- Reread for unanswered questions.
When you Review, you
- Reread your notes to recall major points.
- Use quizzes to study for major tests.
- Use skimming and scanning techniques to refresh memory.