Why am I reading this?

The first step in this model of effective reading is to understand why you are reading in the first place. Determining your purpose for reading will help you maintain focus. Academic text is different from other texts. You will notice that the degree of focus needed will depend on your purpose for reading. Depending on your purpose, you may decide that some readings can be considered light reading, while others are more serious.


Below you will see various reasons for reading on the righthand page. Read each of these reasons and determine whether it is a light reading task or a close reading task. Drag it to its appropriate location on the lefthand page.