Many students find that it's crunch time - midterms, due dates, and other exams loom. With tons to cover in a short period of time, it's imperative that you read efficiently. SQ3R stands for 5 steps in reading: Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review. While you may not follow each step, surveying, or previewing what you're about to read, and questioning, or directing your reading by determining questions that your reading should answer, will improve your reading comprehension considerably. It's a simple technique, but it works.