Chemeketa Community College, Salem Oregon
I found your information helpful by having it organized and easy to read. You stayed focused on the plans and do's when it comes to reading a textbook.
Chemeketa community College, Salem, OR
This article offers some really good strategies on textbook reading. These exercises are especially helpful for hard to read textbooks or ones that you find difficult to understand.
Textbook study strategy
Creighton University, Omaha Nebraska
One bullet point really stuck out to me in this article, put the text into my own words. This is an obstacle that is constantly challenging me, because I do not understand the material. This would be very successful along with annotating the text with your own words in order to remember how you perceived the information.
Good reading plan!
Kate G, College Senior
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
This article presents some good tips on how to read for comprehension. Many of them I find myself doing already and it really works.
Another tip that they don't mention is that when you find yourself getting overwhelmed by the material you're reading, find a good stopping place and take a break. I do that frequently and it helps me retain what I read previously. Happy reading!
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR
This article talks about 4 steps to studying your textbook actively. Step 1 Plan your reading -- this is before you read the textbook. Look over everything, notes, assignment, etc. Next is actively reading the text and taking notes. After that review your notes and assignment again as well as the text you have just read. Join a study group or test yourself. Last is plan. Plan how you are going to fill in the gaps you missed and start over until you know it all. I actually do these steps for the most part. I enjoy knowing that I am doing what is recommended.
I like to make an outline, it really breaks things down for me and gives me a reason to focus on the reading, other than just to learn what I have to learn.
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