When you read books that you are not as comfortable with, read in peace and quiet. No music, tv, or other things that will distract you
You may want to read only 2-4 chapters at a time so you don't get overwhelmed. Take small breaks at the end of each chapter to think about what you just read.
DONT BE AFRAID TO REREAD! When ever there is a word you don't understand look it up!
Make a character list so you don't get mix them up.
This will help make sense of the book and what has gone on. Some people will just read this but it doesn't give you everything!
Will give you a pretty good overview of everything you need. And again some people just use this and won't read the book. But your professor will be able to tell, and you don't get everything!
You also can get a better understanding of the book if you watch the movie. IT'S NOT CHEATING.
Remember that it's okay to reread the chapter, or even the book. Take your time when you read, don't rush through it. So take time, even make a schedule if you need to! That's all I have to give you.
Good luck with the book you're reading!
- Cliff's notes
- Your book
- A notebook
- A pen/pencil
- Spark Notes
- The movie (if there is one)