Comprehension requires the reader to be an active constructor of meaning. Readers cannot simply perceive meaning after reading a text; instead, a reader must co-construct meaning with the text. The reader works towards comprehension through connecting his/her own experiences and knowledge to what he/she is reading.
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss
To learn more about the ways you can improve your reading comprehension, please use the following resources.
Survey-Question-Read-Recite-Review! This resource is a step-by-step action plan to help you get the most out of your reading. The SQ3R is an active-reading strategy to help you gain the most understanding of your text. The method focuses on before, during, and after reading strategies.
How much money did you spend on your textbooks? Use this general list of tips to get the most out of your investment!
Learn how to approach reading in the same way you get in shape…Stretch, Exercise, and Rest! This resource gives a three-step outline of what to do before, during, and after you read in order to get the most out of the experience.
If you find yourself spending too much time reading the text, then take a look at this resource to improve your reading speed. Speed Reading offers suggestions on how to shorten the amount of time you spend reading a text, while still obtaining the most information.