Answered By: Anna Phan
Last Updated: May 10, 2016     Views: 2682

SQ3R is an active reading strategy that will help you absorb more information from your reading.

SQ3R stands for:

  • Survey
  • Question
  • Read
  • Recall
  • Review


Skim the text to to get a general idea of what it is about.



Read with a specific focus. Ask yourself why you are reading the text and what you want to get out of it. Your comprehension improves if your mind is actively searching for answers to questions.



Read carefully, breaking up your reading into small sections, looking for main ideas.



Mentally go through the ideas you have just read and pick out the main points. Check that you can answer your initial questions.



How much can you remember?

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