What Does "SQ3R" Stand For?

The acronym "SQ3R" stands for "survey, question, read, recite and review." The is a strategy that involves a five-step process that students can use when reading. This reading strategy may help students understand their reading assignments.

Before the student begins reading, he should look at a chapter or section and note things like title, subheading, introductory paragraph and any graphics. While surveying the reading material, the student can formulate questions, such as "How does the information in this chapter or section help to answer specific questions the teacher has assigned?"

The third step in this strategy is to begin reading the material. The fourth and fifth steps involve summarizing the facts of the material. Students read through notes and then review by writing questions from the notes.