Annotating (highlight and make notes in the margins about main points in the text/most important parts; note any unfamiliar terms and look them up)


Summarizing (for every paragraph or page, write a short summary of what you read. If you can summarize it, you understood it!)


Analyzing (think about the meaning of the text. What is the author’s purpose? What are his/her main claims? What are your main reactions/feelings towards the text?)