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SQ3R Reading Method

SQ3R poster - Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review

Text Version - SQ3R

Survey - Look through the assignment

Question - Turn the headings into questions

Read - Read to find answers

Recite - Say the answers out loud

Review - Write notes to answer the questions

How to Use SQ3R

SQ3R (Robinson, 1978) is a reading comprehension method particularly helpful for students reading academic texts.

This method enables students to develop high comprehension when trying to understand unfamiliar texts.

Duration: (8:50)             User: mrgwilson1 - Added: 06/06/10

Video 1:“SQ3R – An effective reading technique” (2010) by George Wilson.


Robinson, F. P. (1978). Effective study (6th ed.). New York: Harper & Row.

Wilson, G.(2010, June 6). SQ3R an effective reading technique [Video file].Retrieved from