In college, you will have a great deal of reading to do in some of your courses. The reality is that you may not be able to read this all in a careful way, even assuming that you are a conscientious student who studies the expected 2-3 hours out of class for every hour in class. Therefore you need to be strategic in your reading practices and your use of time. In all cases, you should follow SQR3 (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review), but your speed and attention will depend on the kind and purpose of the reading assignment.
*Based on Staying Afloat: Some Scattered Suggestions on Reading in College