SQ3R A Study Technique Developed and Designed by Birma Gainor Introduction SQ3R is a specific study technique designed to maximize the benefits of studying and provide a guide for effective studying. SQ3R Survey Question Read Recite Review Survey Preview or pre-read the chapter before actually studying it. Get a sense of the layout of the chapter (or book, for that matter). How is it structured? Take notice of the sections, paragraphs, subparagraphs, etc. How many pages do you have to cover? Familiarize yourself with the material. Question Write out each heading or subheading as a question. If there are no headings, write questions as you read. These questions will help you identify main points in the reading and focus your attention on important points. Read Read the material with an eye for answering the questions you have already written. Pay close attention to the beginning and ending of each paragraph. Those sentences often contain the main ideas. While reading, highlight main ideas, important concepts, and terminology without marking up the entire book. Be choosy. Recite Read the answers to your questions either out loud, silently, or to another person. You may also want to summarize what you have written in brief notes. Review Review soon after finishing a chapter to start getting the information in memory. REVIEW DAILY. The more daily review, the less time spent cramming before a test. Questions? Please talk to one of the staff members if you have more concerns or if you would like assistance. Follow with the presentation “Quick Study Tips”.