Smart reading is a skill that students develop through using a set of robust strategies in their reading and analyzing of texts. I am not talking here about critical reading or close reading (though both of these types can be part of smart reading), smart reading is about knowing what to read, when to read , and how to read it.
- Skim and take notes rather than read every single word
- Identify your reading priorities
- Dig for deeper understanding of concepts and arguments rather than just propositional knowledge
- Assign enough time for your readings.