SQ3R is a simple strategy that can be used to actively engage yourself in whatever it is you are reading. The SQ3R process is as follows:
Survey – Scan the chapter headings and summaries for an overview.
Question – Note any questions you have.
Read – Read in its entirety.
Recite – Summarize, take notes, and put in your own words.
Review – Reread, expand notes, and discuss with colleagues.