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In that moment you should: Sit in front of the book, text. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and relax. Then: You should start wondering: Domain the content of this book? Pass the course? Flunk the course? Approve with the highest grade? Outstanding student? And so on!
READING STRATEGIES Skim reading In skim reading, you just scan through the material, letting your eyes catch key words. This can give you an idea of the meaning of the material. Skim several times When reading a large amount of material, you can first skim over the chapter and section titles to give you an idea of what the material is about.
Read first sentence Since often the first sentence of each paragraph states the main idea of that paragraph, while the other sentences elaborate on that idea, you can get enough information by only reading the first sentence from each paragraph.
Complex reading With some complex reading--like Mathematics--you should still skim over the material, quickly looking at section titles and the equations and formulae. After you get an idea of what the material is about and where it is going, you can read it more carefully.
Practice with a newspaper Try reading several words, a phrase, or even a sentence at a time. A good way to practice this is to read newspaper articles by scanning down the column, digesting all the words across, instead of reading each word at a time. A newspaper column usually has 4 or 5 words per line, and you should be able to process all of them at once.