Reading skills

Reading is the most important skill you can learn. Reading is essential for all aspects of learning and your life beyond school. A person who can read well is more likely to go to University and get a higher paid job.

The links to the right contain useful information on all aspects of reading. There are various skills that you can use to improve your reading including skimming and scanning which allows you to identify useful information quickly when researching a topic. Detailed reading is also a useful technique you can apply to remember and retain information when studying for an exam or learning about a topic in detail, the most common form of this technique is SQ3R, follow the links on the right for more information.

Finally reading is fun! Reading a fiction book is one of the best ways to relax and wind down and it helps you to increase your vocabulary and general knowledge at the same time. Follow the links to the right for recommendations and reviews of books you might like and to find out what people like you are reading.