Peak Performance: Success in College and Beyond, Fourth Edition Glencoe Online
Peak Performance: Success in College and Beyond, Fourth Edition

 
General Resources
Study & Test-Taking Skills: Active Reading Checklist

Use this handy checklist to see if you are an active reader. Select Yes or No as applicable.

      
  1.I preview chapters before lectures.  
         Yes        No        
      
  2.I create chapter outlines.  
         Yes        No        
      
  3.I divide the chapter into manageable sections.  
         Yes        No        
      
  4.I write summaries in my own words after each section.  
         Yes        No        
      
  5.I highlight key concepts and main ideas.  
         Yes        No        
      
  6.I review definitions and key words.  
         Yes        No        
      
  7.I use note cards to write formulas and main ideas.  
         Yes        No        
      
  8.I use note cards to write out questions and answers.  
         Yes        No        
      
  9.I form a study group, and we exchange summaries and possible test questions.  
       a  Yes      b  No        
      
  10.I practice teaching main concepts to other members of my study team.  
       a  Yes      b  No        
      
  11.I use mind maps to create links and connections between concepts in a logical manner.  
         Yes        No        
      
  12.I read chapter summaries.  
         Yes        No        
      
  13.I review graphs, charts, pictures, and tables.  
         Yes        No        
      
  14.I answer end of chapter questions.  
         Yes        No        
      
  15.I compare reading notes with lecture notes.  
         Yes        No        
      
  16.I read sitting in a firm chair.  
         Yes        No        
      
  17.I read difficult material standing up or while taking notes at the board.  
         Yes        No        
      
  18.I make reading an active process by asking questions and staying alert.  
         Yes        No        
      
  19.I focus on main ideas, not individual words.  
         Yes        No        
      
  20.I stay focused by looking for examples that support main points.  
         Yes        No        


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