- Are there questions at the beginning of each chapter that you can use for studying?
- These questions usually are there to help you focus on specific topics.
- Did the chapter author(s) answer the questions clearly, or do you need to do come additional outside reading?
- Are there questions/topics contained in the syllabi that are clearly related, and if so how?
Take notes as you read the assigned chapters. Review the syllabus often to connect it with the textbook, and to refresh your memory on what your professor has assigned.