Reading comprehension may not be the first area that comes to mind when you think about academic strategies propelling you into success, but this skillset can also help you improve time management and general study skills! Experts agree that adopting an active reading mindset is key to maximize your understanding of texts. Key research-proven strategies include a quick pre-reading activity, annotating, outlining/ diagramming, analyzing, identifying patterns, and more. To best utilize this section, start with the featured checklist of a Harvard librarian’s 6 key recommendations for undergraduate students. Next, peruse additional tips or view sample annotations and diagrams. Finally, put your new skills into practice with the help of the featured apps, Notability and Exam Vocabulary Builder. For feedback on your strategy implementation and to revolutionize how you read for understanding, schedule an appointment with one of our academic coaches!