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Ten Tips for reading College Textbooks

How to be a good bookworm
Camilla, HS Sophomore
Canada College, Woodside, CA

This is a great article with 10 quick tips for studying your textbooks. All students should read it, because it could save a lot of time and heartache spent in inefficient studying. It's a great quickie resource for all levels of education, but specifically college appropriate.

Textbook Reading.
Rebecca Wozniak, College Freshman
Chemekta Community college, Salem, oregon

I was unaware of the skills that were actually needed to study from a textbook. After having several chapters to learn from in my Study Strategies class, I can know use the skills in the chapters to better study.The information in the chapters will help me to use better studying techniques and I will know which techniques to use for which kinds of Textbooks.

Best information about reading college textbooks
Michael King II, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

The 10 tips for college reading is the site that I think has the most information. This site outlines the information that is the most needed and the most helpful for reading college text books. The steps are easy to follow and easy to put into action. 1. Read the chapter before the lecture. This will help you better understand what is happening during the lecture and will increase your comprehension as well. 2. Divide the chapter into readable chunks. Taking parts of the chapter and dividing them into chunks will help to lighten the load of the information that you need to learn. It will also make the reading seem not so bad and will easy the likelihood of you being distracted. 3. Be specific about when and where you will do your reading assignment. Set yourself a list of goals and do your best to stick to them. Try to find a space that you are able to study at and have this be the only thing that you do here. 4. Space your reading. Do not save everything for the last, you will not be happy with the results that you get from this habit. Make a to-do list for things that need to get done and have a check list by them; check off work that is done. 5. Preview the chapter before you read. Skimming over the chapter will not only prepare you for the information that you are getting ready to learn, but it will also let you know the amount of time that you will need to set aside for this assignment. 6. Turn chapter headings into questions before reading. Reading the chapter headings and making them into questions will help you to develop a sense of what is to come and will prepare you for looking to answer the questions while you read. 7. Mark the text or take notes as you read. Making notes in the margin will help you when it is study time to go back and read over these points. Also, if the instructor gives you a study guide, look for these points in the margin to answer study questions. 8. Monitor your comprehension. If there is something that you do know, ask you instructor for a little help. 9. Review immediately what you read. After you read, reviewing the information will test you comprehension of the information. 10. Prompt your memory. After you have learned the information it is always a good idea to test yourself and see if the information is still there.

Ten tips for reading College Textbooks
Anna Torres, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon (Online)

This was very helpful for me. I never break my reading up. I always just keep going to get it out of the way. I also always save my reading for last.

These 10 tips are going to help me a lot. From here on out, I will divide my reading into chunks and read the chapter BEFORE the lecture. I am also going to start taking notes as I read and turn chapter headings into questions. I am also going to review what I read right afterwards so my brain doesn't have a chance to start forgetting.

Ten Tips for Reading College Textbooks
Jose Macias, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

Many people really don't like reading, especially college students. Reading's the last thing we want to do--we find it boring--which is why many of us have problems learning when reading material from books.

I never knew there was a proper way to read books, but once I read this article a lot of things started to make sense. This article contains many simple tips on how to improve your reading and actually retain important information.

Ten tips for reading college textbooks
College Junior
Chemeketa Community College , Salem, Oregon

The ten tips are really helpful to know how to read appropriately a college textbook. There are many different strategies to incorporate in your reading because before I didn't know how to read the right way a college text book. Now it's easier for me that I know the different ways to read college textbooks.

How to learn the facts.
College Freshman
Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa, Florida

This was super helpful. I normally have trouble trying to jam it all in t0 get all of the information at once, but knowing now it's easier to process 10 or 20 pages at a time and skimming over it before I read it, will definitely benefit my future textbook reading. I now know what works best for me is getting the important facts and information that I need to know to succeed.

Remembering what I read
Melody Bennett, College Freshman
Ultimate Medical Acadamy, Tampa. Florida

Sometimes I have to read things over and over to remember what I just read. I know these 10 tips will help me, whether I am reading a textbook or any other book. I have used the preview before I read tip, but I really like the tip about turning the chapter headings into questions before reading.

Textbook Reading
Melissa Fair
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This site was helpful not only because it is in list form, but because it gives examples with each tip which makes it easy to relate to. I find it helpful because a tip list can be easy to look at and try to achieve, but I forget some of the important details within each step if I just have a tips listed. After using this site's list, I found that my reading was more connected to the topic and I was able to recall more information than before so I will be using the site again in the future.

10 Tips to Read College Textbooks
Betssy Fragoso
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Or.

These tips were very helpful to me. Something amazing that I found was to start breaking my reading into chunks,especially taking a psychology class that requires a lot of reading. I will definitely do this with my enormous textbook .

Something else that is a great tip is to monitor your comprehension, I have done this a couple times but never at the end of each paragraph. All of the ten tips are very informative and seem very convenient to know especially for college.

Reading College Textbooks
College Freshman
UMA, Tampa, FL

This information has shown me how to read and take notes at the same time. I used to just read straight through but now I stop to proofread a section at a time for notes. Maybe it won't take me so long now to read the 2 chapters at a time.

The 10 Tips!
College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Mcminnville, Oregon

I particularly liked the 10 tips for reading college textbooks article. It's simple to read and really helps you think about the steps to take for textbook reading, like reading a chapter before the lecture, spacing out and dividing your chapter into readable chunks, reviewing immediately what you have read and reciting information either out loud or taking notes which in return making information easier to remember.

Simplistic
Terra Mullings, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I enjoyed this paper. The reading center laid out ten helpful tips for reading text in a way that helps you understand and remember the information. I found this to be helpful they did not over complicate their tips they kept the ideas short and sweet to the point which other web sites did not do. I found the information helpful and refreshing.

Ten Tips for reading College Textbooks
College Freshman
Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

This article was extremely helpful by laying out all of the different possible strategies and summarizing them. I think one of the most important strategies for me is to divide the chapter into readable chunks. I often get too bored with the reading because it is so long and just give up. This strategy would help me to complete stuff better.

Strategies
Sal Reedus, College Freshman
creighton University , Omaha NE

This Article is teaching advanced tips that we should have learned in high school. So much of College reading is the rereading and trying to comprehend what we are being told. If we take into account these strategies however, we will better our reading skills and be more proficient.

How it helped
Jennifer Foreman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem Oregon

This site helped me understand how to make reading easier on myself. Reading a lot of pages can be very stressful and makes it harder to understand all the information and retain it. In reading class I have learned how to read a chapter from beginning to end. Annotating does help.

10 tips for reading college textbooks
Kevin Jewell, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I enjoyed some of the tips that came with this website. A couple of them are reading/reviewing the chapter before a lecture, spreading out your reading so it makes it easier to read, and my favorite taking notes as I read and looking for keywords or phrases.Although a couple of the hints were repeated, it was overall a helpful and insightful website.

Tips for Reading
Gabrille Ralls, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This short list of tips for reading college textbooks gave me some good ideas when it came to improving my study skills and being a little more organized. Next time I see myself getting a little unorganized when reading a chapter I'm going to refer here.

Ten Tips for Reading College Textbooks
Oswaldo
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

This article is a great reminder of how a person can effectively read a college textbook. One of the sections that caught my attention is “space your reading,” spread the reading out over a week, instead of cramming it into one chunk of time.

Preview the chapter prior to reading the whole chapter is another great tip. I believe that by previewing the chapter one could understand the chapter better, but also could make the reading more exciting, because of the content previewed, and as a result it would be more enjoyable, instead of being another boring task to fulfill.

Tips are always great !
Rabecca Moreno
Chemeketa Community College , Salem, OR

I really enjoyed reading these tips. I feel like tips tend to help me out more than anything because they are pretty straight forward. One tip I liked is turning the heading into questions. Doing just that tip alone would really get me thinking on what to look for in the readings. Overall, this was a great article to read if you like tips.

Textbook reading site review
College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem,OR

This was very helpful for me. I never break my reading up. I always just keep going to get it out of the way. I also always save my reading for last. I've always just tried to read the entire chapter in one go so I wouldn't have to worry about it later.

These 10 tips are going to help me a lot. From here on out, I will divide my reading into chunks and read the chapter BEFORE the lecture. I am also going to start taking notes as I read and turn chapter headings into questions. I am also going to review what I read right afterwards, so my brain doesn't have a chance to start forgetting.

Hint: break up your reading
maria monson
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This site has 10 great tips about studying your textbook. I was unaware of the skills that were actually needed to study from a textbook. This was very helpful for me. I never use to break up my reading before. I like to just keep going get my reading out of the way.

Ten Tips
Susan Lane
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I found this document to be pretty helpful to me as a student. I have a hard time sitting down and reading chapter after chapter, night after night of these textbooks. With taking multiple courses this term it has been hard to juggle between each textbook and make sure I have fully understood what I learned in one chapter of reading before switching gears to a whole different course.

The 10 tips is some great advice for any age of student. After trying to read a 60 page reading assignment in one setting I have learned that is not beneficial to me. The divide the chapter into readable chunks in something I have started doing and it seems to make things go a little better on remembering what I had previously read. Reading the assigned reading prior to going to lecture is so helpful. You have a base knowledge of what you will be discussing in lecture that day. Taking notes and reviewing your notes and text are really beneficial to help you remember the details about what you just learned. Taking notes while reading gives you a study page when you are getting close to a test instead of trying to re-read it all.

Schedule an appointment for reading!
HS Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

This was a simple and straight forward guide on ten tips for reading, comprehending and retaining the materials read in college textbooks.

Considering the other Textbook Reading sites to review, I found this one to be the most useful for me. Ive always been intimidated to read large chapters in a reasonable amount of time. Tip #2- Divide the chapter into readable chunks really seems like common sense.

I also find it necessary to set aside the time as if I were scheduling an appointment especially with my busy schedule. I tried the steps this week when reading my weekly required assignment and the tips worked great!

Ten Tips for reading College Textbooks
Shania Munoz, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

To activate in the reading process, you have to make connections with the text, incorporate active reading strategies that will allow you to learn and obtain information from the text. This advice is helpful, because they narrow a big amount of work into something less frustrating, and it avoids having you go back and rereading the chapter for second time understanding. It is important to make connections as you read, not be on pilot mode and forget what you read.

These tips emphasize translating the text, asking questions that will automatically link you to what you read. It teaches you how to break apart the chapter, in a more effective and engaging way. Doing these steps, as a student I am more likely to engage and obtain the information in my long-term memory.

Textbook
Mason Maddox, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Dallas Oregon

This page gives one tips on how to study using textbooks. It gives tips like scanning the chapter before one reads it to spacing out ones reading.

I chose to do a summary on this cite because it was simple clear but thorough. It gave great advice that I could use in the long run.


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