(…) I discovered the Multiple Reading Process (MRP) , which turned out to be amazingly useful. The MRP identifies three distinct stages to reading:
- General Overview – Look over the document for features, layout, and structure of the material.
- Preview – Quickly glance through the document and identify key concepts, categories and new ideas related to the purpose of your reading.
- Actual Reading : Read the material and fill in the gaps between the pieces you found in the Preview.
- Postview : Complete a Slash Recall Pattern from memory, and then refer back to the source material to fill in any blanks in your diagram.
See also the slide deck Speed Reading: How to Remember More of What You Read for example approaches applied to different types of content:
- Magazine Articles
- Textbook Chapters
- Non-Fiction Books
- Fiction Books
- Reading on a Kindle
- Reading on the Computer Screen