Step 1 - Skim through the text / chapter you are about to learn or cover in class
- Get an overview, find out what the chapter is about: Discovery only.
Step 2 - Underline
- Underline the keyword for subheadings
- Main phrase of paragraphs and definitions
- Important names, places, dates
Step 3 - Number
- Events in sequence, steps in a process
- All points to be remembered
- You should now recopy the notes in point form
Step 4 - Draw
- Drawing often helps people retain more, especially visual learners who like to picture facts and even numbers
- Draw a chart to - link events - show a process - show differences such as advantages / disadvantages or cause / effect, or similarities and differences.
Step 5 - Arrange
- Outlines in order; collect charts and diagrams to go with outline notes.
- Arrange study cue cards too
Step 6 - Write out things in your own words
- Rewrite th ekey words as a subheading
- Rerite ll point form notes in YOUR OWN WORDS for each heading
- Redraw the charts and diagrams
Finally -- Study
Study every thing from your charts, sub-headings and your point form notes. Following the process in a timely manner will help you get more out from school and more importantly help you manage your time a lot better.
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