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Active Reading Strategies (TWDP-002)

Active Reading Strategies (TWDP-002)

Have you ever struggled to focus on something important that you’re reading … or to retain information afterwards? If so, you won’t want to miss this episode on Active Reading Strategies—ways you can engage with a text rather letting the words passively wash over you.

This episode begins with a consideration of how our minds wander in the first place—and why that’s not necessarily bad! I then move on to a list of five simple tools you can use while you read to mark your place, take notes, and highlight key passages. Finally, I provide an overview of several ways to use these tools and as well as a few mental techniques you can employ to gain the most from your reading.

By the end of this podcast, you’ll have a number of active reading strategies that can help you not only better focus on your readings, but also learn more when your mind does wander and better review and study material later on.


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