Reading to Inform Writing


Always have your assignments handy.  There’s nothing worse than having to go back through every single reading when it’s time to write your paper.  Save time by always having your assignments handy as you read.  If you know what the assignments are asking for you’ll be able to make note of the important content as you read.  Put a star or note next to content in the readings that will be used in your papers.


Write your own glossary –Make a list of terms you want to become more familiar with.


Summarize and read for key concepts – Summarize what you are reading for yourself in your own words. Write out what key concepts and larger understandings this material contributes to.