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PQRST Reading Strategy


  • Skim and scan the text to get the gist
  • Read the outlines, headings, summary, introduction, conclusion, charts...etc.


  • Ask yourself questions about the contents, each chapter or each article.


  • Read in 3-5 minute chunk and find out the answers to your questions as you read carefully.


  • Highlight only the most important words and ideas, after reading the chunk.
  • Write down KEY WORDS and phrases for each chunk when reviewing.


  • Test yourself on what you have read through different exercises.
  • Expand your understanding of KEY WORDS you wrote with more examples.