How to remember the books you read. We’ve all dreaded learning large, complex books packed with information, like course textbooks. Is there a method to make it easier? There is and it’s called the SQ3R method. It stands for Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review.

Surveying a book is examining the structure, like the table of contents, headings, illustrations, beginning and end of each chapter, and the end of the book. When questioning, take a closer look and form questions you want to answer as you read the book. Rephrase headings into questions.