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J. Damerell, Monroe Community College Spring 2005

Active Reading: PLAN


Active Reading


To improve your reading comprehension and your ability to remember, practice active reading and studying strategies.


An active reader is involved before reading, during reading, and after reading.


Before reading


P     preview and predict


L     locate what you already know and what you need

to know

       Set specific purposes for reading

       Predict what information will be important to learn

       Predict how that information will be organized


During reading


A add information gained from reading to what you

    already know, to notes, to graphic organizers


      Add to the text:  underlining, notes in the margin,



After reading


N       Note what you know:  review, retell, recall






An active reading strategy


P      preview, predict


L      locate


A      add


N     note