Effective reading skills are key to managing the volume and complexity of reading at university.
Ask yourself these questions:
There is no ‘right’ way to make notes: you need to find the way that works best for you.
For more ideas look at Skills for Study module on Reading and note-making. You can also watch the videos on this page on the Cornell Method and Outline Method for ideas.
Find the right place and time for reading; take regular breaks and exercise.
You will find more detailed guides on effective reading in the resources listed on this page.
Critical Reading & Writing Technique From Harvard University
How to get the most out of studying - cognitive principles including deep processing by Dr.Chew at Samford University
Easy Research Reading Technique
Note-taking Training - Outline Method
Cornell Notes Method of Taking Notes