Tip 3: Ask and answer questions
Asking and answering questions about a text is an effective way to test what you understood about a text after you have read it. This will only take a few minutes before and after reading. Before reading, do some previewing. Write down some questions like: Who is the author? When was it written? What is text about? What important ideas is the author trying to tell me? Alternatively, try answering the wh’s questions (who, what where, when, why and how). After you have finished the questions, read the text and while you read, think about the questions. You can answer the questions as you go or at the end.