[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!