This reading comprehension strategy gives students a purpose for reading. SQ3R stands for survey, question, red, review, respond. As students read through a selected part of their textbook, they need to survey the pages by observing the pictures on the pages and the captions, to try and gain an understanding of what the chapter is about before even reading. Next, they create their own question from each major heading. For example, if the heading was "The Trojan War", students create their own question from that heading. Questions can vary from "Who was involved in the Trojan War?", to "How was the Trojan War won?". Then students read the information beneath the given heading and review it before responding to their self-created question. This activity gives students a purpose in reading, and focuses them in order to gain understanding from the selected text.