SQ4Rs _2_

An Acronym
A Study/Reading Strategy
Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review, Research
 Glance over headings, subheadings, underlined,
italicized bold printed words or phrases, and/skim the
first sentences of paragraphs.
 Observe charts, graphs, maps, and captions under
pictures, summaries, and skimming any questions at
the end.
 Turn the title, headings, and/or subheadings,
illustrations, and graphic aids into questions.
 Read selectively to answer the questions.
 Read to search for answer to questions.
 Recite answers to questions aloud or in writing.
 Recite key terms and concepts.
 Take notes from the text but write the information in
your own words.
 When you’re done reading, skim back over the chapter,
or read your notes. Then check your memory by
reciting and quizzing yourself again.
 Make frequent review a key part of your study habits.
 Use other sources (textbooks, articles, Media Center,
the internet) to find responses to questions that the
main text could not answer.
 Increase your knowledge by searching the topic at a
higher level.