Reading in an academic context is different from everyday reading. Academic reading requires a more active, probing and recursive strategy than does recreational reading. It is an essential skill for completing a written assignment.
Reading strategically is integral to the process of understanding your topic, finding research materials, and developing your ideas.
Academic reading involves layers of:
- asking questions
- reflecting on relationships among parts of the text
- interpreting meaning
- making connections with other readings
- refining your topic and purpose