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If you often find your mind straying when you read, you will find previewing strategies helpful. Previewing is a simple yet effective reading strategy that involves skimming the assigned reading before you begin reading in earnest. The strategy helps you activate background knowledge and define a purpose for your reading. Previewing also deepens your understanding of texts and enables you to learn more from what you read. 


Previewing Tutorial

This PowerPoint tutorial will introduce you to the reading strategy of previewing and to two specific previewing strategies.


SQ3R Handout

This printable handout provides how-to instructions for using the SQ3R reading strategy.


T.H.I.E.V.E.S. Handout

This printable handout gives you a quick reference for using the T.H.I.E.V.E.S. reading strategy.

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