Surveying the material involves looking at topics, sub-topics,charts, graphs, maps and summaries before any in depth reading is done. It is what is also known as skimming.
This involves coming up with questions that you would like an answer for. As you read you should be coming up with answers for your formulated questions.
This involves reading each subsection in an effort to answer your formulated questions.
At this stage you should attempt to orally recall all the points you have read.
Write down what you have learnt in your own words making note of any personal associations.
At this stage you will go over what was learnt in a particular chapter. This may be done with the aid of review questions.