3.3.2 Advice on reading and understanding academic texts
When reading new materials, first read through a complete section without stopping to get a general idea of the overall meaning.
Try to guess unfamiliar words from the context.
Then, read the section again and check key words in an English-to-English dictionary.
Write the definitions in English, not in your first language.
Write a sentence or two in English, in your own words, summarising the main ideas in the text.