Reading is an active skill, and by annotating the text, you keep your mind actively thinking about what you’re reading. Here are some things to remember as you annotate:
- Develop your own system and use it consistently.
- Have a purpose for reading and annotate according to that purpose.
- If you don’t know your purpose, scan surrounding materials and questions to develop your purpose.
- Use the title, author information, headings, images, and any other information provided to build knowledge on a subject before reading.