[Study] How to ABSORB textbooks like a sponge.

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by Zarkh, Jul 22, 2020.

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  1. Zarkh

    Zarkh Fapstronaut

    [Credits: Matt DiMaio]
    Here's how to ABSORB textbooks like a sponge. It works for peeps in elementary school to peeps trying to get their degrees.

    #1 - FLIP THROUGH THE PAGES.
    a. How long is the chapter?
    b. How long are the words compared to the images?
    c. Does anything jump out at you? Graphs, Images, Tables and such?

    #2 - GO TO THE END OF THE CHAPTER.
    a. Did they give you any sort of quiz?
    b. Quizzes contain the important information that should be obtained from the chapter.

    #3 - GO TO THE BEGINNING OF THE CHAPTER.
    a. Read the bold print.
    b. Titles, subtitles, headings: Breakdown of information.

    #4 - GO TO THE BEGINNING ONCE MORE.
    a. Observe the first and last sentence in each paragraph carefully - the first sentence is the introduction and the last sentence helps you sum it up.

    #5 - NOW YOU'VE GOT THE PREVIEW.
    a. Start reading the chapter and take notes.

    I hope this helps y'all! It's a surefire method for me!
     
  2. Ashen One

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    Very good, friend.
     
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  3. Killbane

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  4. Zarkh

    Zarkh Fapstronaut

    Thanks, Ashen!

    Thanks, Buff!
     
  5. oryxcrstl

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    Also break the curve of forgetting! Review your notes after class right away, even if just quickly. More frequent review after learning something but then reviewing more sparsely to increase retention. Active recall is really good too.
     
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  6. l'm The Chosen One

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    If your lesson is Electromagnetic Theory or Digital Systems,you can't absorb the textbook of the these lessons like sponge.
     
  7. very impressive stuff.
     
  8. kropo82

    kropo82 Fapstronaut

    No, not like a sponge, but Matt DiMaio's techniques which @Zarkh describes still sound useful for books like that.

    N.B. I don't know why @Zarkh doesn't include references to the stuff he quotes, here's a video Matt DiMaio posted covering these ideas (start at 12 minutes in to get him talking about textbooks)
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2020

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