- Learning technical material requires repetition. Read several times. If possible, preview class material prior to the lecture.
- The average student can read/study about 8-10 pages of natural science per hour.
- For textbook reading, skim first! Learn about what you should get out of the reading by looking at titles, subtitles, and objectives,
if listed. Try reading the summary at the back of the chapter as well.
- When reading the textbook, read small portions at one time. Stop and try to summarize what you have just read in your own words to
insure full comprehension of the material.
- If you need to understand a concept very well and very fluently, type it up and tape it on the ceiling above your bed. Read it over a
few times every time you're around. If you're not in the mood to read, then don't attempt to. You'll end up spending too much time trying
to concentrate and insufficient time actually reading.
- Don't read textbooks in bed. You are more prone to fall asleep.
- Explain the lesson to a friend or colleague in the class to reinforce your knowledge of the material. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
Review examples from class.