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Have you ever read something for college and had difficulty comprehending much of it?  If so, you’ve figured out that scholarly reading may be more difficult than expected.  There are several strategies for learning how to read college-level texts so take some time and think about your reading before you dive into that next difficult article.

Active Reading Strategies  The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University offers several active reading strategies.  Choose one or more that best fit your learning style.

Critical Reading Guide  Critical reading is a vital part of student success. In fact, reading and writing processes are alike. In both, you make meaning by actively engaging a text. This guide from Colorado State University is designed to help you engage in active reading so that you can become a better critical reader.

Take a Class!  Academic Reading (LEA 101) is taught in the fall semesters. This nondegree credit course focuses on critical reading strategies to help you comprehend difficult academic texts. See the campus course schedule for more information.