Freshmen Tip #3: Skim. Not the gray “milk” that should be banned, but books. Some of you may end up with multiple classes demanding a lot of reading (when selecting classes, this is something to consider in and of itself). This article, written by a professor, is an acknowledgement that skimming is not just OK, but is encouraged; what’s more, he lays out actual techniques to make your skimming productive.
PS I’d recommend reading, and not skimming, this piece. I’d also recommend you drink chocolate milk, but that’s just me.