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Have you ever come to class and had to admit, "read it, but I don't remember much"? We rarely stop to consider how we read so when we struggle with a text we tend to say that we just "didn't get it." Reading, however, involves much more than passing your eyes over the assigned pages, and this process can be understood.

These overlapping circles illustrate some of the complexity of reading:

See how they intersect

Click on each circle to find out more.
To see how all three connect, click in the center.

Try these reading techniques:

Previewing a Difficult Text
Reading Closely
Reflecting and Responding
Using Conversation and Images
Revising Your Reading Process and Managing Your Assignments