Strategic Reader

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

Pearson Education is currently offering a time-limited promotion:  During the summer semester of 2019, Strategic Reader is available at no cost (a $35 value).  To register for Strategic Reader via this special promotion, follow these three steps:

STEP 1: Go to the promotion link.

STEP 2: Click "Waiting for financial aid? Get 155-day temporary access" link.

STEP 3: Create a Pearson account.

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 for purchase 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 for purchase through Pearson Education. Alternatively, practice readings can be printed out as pdfs or read on screen within the application.

If you have technical issues with Strategic Reader, please contact Pearson Customer Support.


* 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).