Tip 2: Preview
Previewing is a very important reading strategy. It is something you do before you read the article in detail. Firstly, read the title and any subtitles of the text. This will help you understand what the different parts of the text are. Secondly, think about what the text is about. Ask yourself some questions: What do I know about the topic? Where and when did I read about this? What is my opinion about this topic? Who is the author? Why did the author write this? This is what teachers call “activating schemata” or in a less complicated way, “activating prior knowledge.” This not only helps you predict what the text is about but can help your brain to connect new information with old information.