What research is there on reading strategies used in schools? In this article, we link to research reports about the effectiveness of some strategies for teaching reading, including reciprocal teaching, guided reading and reading for pleasure. We also link to further research on teaching reading.
Practically every university course will require you to do some reading as part of your study. How much reading will vary depending on the subject. It is important to adapt how you read to suit the material and your purpose for reading. Depending on what you are reading and why, you will find some of the following strategies useful.