Scan the title, headings, and subheadings of the text selection and change each into what, why or how questions.
Read and try to understand each caption or visual clue. Then ask yourself what the clue means.
Read highlighted words in the text section and figure out what each word means.
Read the questions at the end of the chapter before you read the section. This will help you to focus on answering the questions when you read.
Change your reading speed depending on the level of difficulty of the section.
Look for other word clues in the sentence. Get the meaning of a word from context clues.
Place a check in the margin next to the part you don't understand. Reread that section again.
Salembier, G.(1999) "Scan and Run: A Reading Comprehension Strategy That Works" Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. International Reading Association: Newark, DE.