Reading effectively, quite simply, means spending as little time as possible reading in order to achieve your aim.
If you spend hours reading irrelevant texts; read ineffectively (e.g. reading 'word for word') or re-read texts that you still don't understand, then this section will provide you with some useful strategies for more efficient and effective reading. In a nutshell, it involves reading selectively and quickly. It involves a combination of fast reading techniques, combined with a knowledge of the key features of academic texts to signpost you to the right sections.
Speedy reading skills (Recipes for Success)