16 Mar 09
the more senses we involve in the studying process, the longer & stronger the retention. Writing is the best method of reviewing. Writing once is equivalent to reading 3 times. another trick is to do combined studies & teach a topic to your friend & ask your friend to teach a topic in return. Research has shown that we remember 90% of what we teach to others. 90% should solve your problem. If you have to drive / travel long distances, tape recording may be a good idea . During your daily travel you may listen to these tapes over & over. We remember only 20% of what we hear. but when we hear the same thing for more than 7 times our retention level dramatically increases. Cheers
• United States
16 Mar 09
I have some quirre proposals here.... I am not sure if you have heard about this process named: SQ3R'S- I learned this from study program classes.. This taught me how to study, and it was easy to apply, something I knew I had already done.. 1. Scan- Just look over the text or the handouts you have, real quick... 2. Question- Make self questions in what you just scanned... Or write out notes on key points you know you need to know.. ( How does this theory work, or what are the deffined words...) 3. Read- Go over and read the material and highlight the parts which answer your questions. 4. Review- Write out your notes on those points.. Direct the exact focus of what you will study... 5. Recite- Start to remeber what you wrote done in the questions, how you answered them after reading, and which information is needed to test or do assignments for the class.. And that is it. Make good notes, clear enough to read..And try to remeber what is important.. That is a good method I like to use.. It gives me time to think about the reading topics and how I can keep them in my thoughts..