As a college student, much of the information you will need to read is challenging and difficult to understand. That is because it is new to you! Texts, research articles and lectures present new and advanced material that is important to understand to be a successful student. You will need to make extra effort to understand the new concepts, vocabulary and express what you comprehend to others. This is a process many students are not ready for, because the education system leading to college has focused on simplifying the material so students can understand. Now, it is your responsibility to break up the elements so you can understand the concepts.
The following websites provide useful tips to reading challenging material, especially for college-level learning.