Strategic Reader is an online, self-paced version of the live Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies . Strategic Reader was created by Abigail Lipson (retired director), Sheila M. Reindl (associate director), Bureau of Study Counsel, Harvard University, and published by Pearson Education.
For one student's story of how Strategic Reader transformed his experience of reading, click here.
Time-Limited Promotion with Free Access
For a limited time, Pearson Education is offering a special promotion of Strategic Reader. Those who register by 28 February 2019 will receive five months of free access from the date of registration. To register for Strategic Reader via this special promotion, follow these three steps:
STEP 1: Go to the promotion link
STEP 2: Create a Pearson account.
STEP 3: Click the “Strategic Reader [Sample - Not for Sale]” course icon, and then select "Waiting for financial aid? Get 155-day temporary access."
Research has shown that new reading strategies are more readily acquired when practiced on hard copy (with its visual, spatial, and tactile cues) before being transferred to digital reading. An associated optional Anthology (ISBN 9780134193670), a bound paperback of the practice readings for Strategic Reader, is available through the Harvard Cooperative Society (Harvard Coop), regardless of whether one is affiliated with Harvard (shipping is available within the U.S) or stop by the customer service desk in the text book department of the Coop in Harvard Square. The Anthology is also available through Pearson Education. Alternatively, practice readings can be printed out as pdfs or read on screen within the application.
* After the special promotion period, Strategic Reader will be available for purchase from the Harvard Coop as Access-Code-Only or Access-Code-plus-Anthology (ISBN 0134193679).