Links to Useful Reading Sites


Study Skills

This is probably the most comprehensive site on study skills that you are likely to find. It reviews SQ3R and just about every other conceivable study skill. It's definitely worth a look.


Study and Learning Strategies

Professor Carolyn Hopper, author of Practicing College Learning Strategies, has a wonderful web site that can provide you with concrete tips for developing a wide variety of absolutely essential study skills that will serve you in and out of school.


Getting Background Knowledge for History Reading

Having background knowledge is one of the keys to fast and efficient comprehension. If you are taking a history course, consider looking at this site to find information about topics addressed in your textbook before you begin each reading assignment. Written in wonderfully clear and direct language, it may well give you the background knowledge you need to fully understand your textbook assignments.


Tips on Notetaking

Cal Newport, the author of How to Be a High School Superstar, has some really smart things to say about how to be a high-achiever in school, and he ought to know: He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth. Don't be fooled by the title of his book. What he says on the web site applies to students of all ages.


Maintaining Concentration

Maintaining concentration is the key to academic success. But it can be difficult, especially in our current social media era. Here are some tips from Cal Newport, who has been writing about this topic for over a decade.

Last change made to this page: Oct. 20, 2016

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