Sunday, March 10, 2013

Textbook Reading - The Primary Root of Knowledge

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” ― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life
Textbook reading is as important as reading study materials and notes that make you a complete, efficient and effective, innovative and problem-solving student. Many of the students take reading for granted, exclusively dependent on materials. That’s harmful. Reading for pleasure at least a few minutes a day will improve the subject knowledge and ability to answer all kinds of questions during entrance exams!
“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
Variety is the Spice of Life: Students do not fix themselves in reading any one kind of book. Reading different kinds of materials, text-books, of different publishers, science magazines, etc enables to understand and think the subject in different angles.
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
SQ3R Method of reading (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review): SQ3R Method is a fairly quick process. This enables students to read several times faster than the average because they are reading to answer questions and guess incoming next. Reading with a purpose enhances interest, concentration, comprehension, and retention of the subject content in mind.
Survey the Book: Read the cover; go through the Table of Contents, Introduction, and back cover to become familiar with the theme of the material. Survey the chapter to read. Read the title, topic headings, know the number of pages the chapter.
Reading the book: 
  1. Read one topic at a time to understand the material without breaks.  
  2. Read vigorously, with the intention of getting answers and solving problems.  
  3. Associate or visualize the content to make reading meaningful and memorable. 
  4. Do not engage yourself in taking notes while reading, that interrupts the process of effective reading.  
  5. Highlight or underline only the main ideas and supporting details with no more than 10-15% of the page.  
  6. Write marginal notations to distinguish main ideas, examples and new terminology. 
  7. Group studies make better clarify and understand the subject. 
  8. Break the reading schedules every hour or a few to avoid boredom or tiresome. 
  9. Read to answer questions, to gather information and to critically analyze the content.  
  10. Don’t miss studying captions, pictures, illustrations, tables, graphs and charts. 
  11. Don’t delay looking up into a dictionary for any word that is new to you.  
Question the content: Don’t escape answering questions throughout and at the end of the chapter, aroused in your mind, or from worksheets, home tests, quizzes, etc.

Recite: Sometimes reading loudly several times helps make it clearer and impressive, especially quotes, definitions, formulae, new terminology, values, dates, etc. Students who recite forget only 20% of learned material within a period of two-weeks. Those who do not recite or discuss the material forget 80% of the information in the same time period.

Review: Periodically stop reading and try to recollect the same. Review the material within 24, 48 hours or at least 72 hours time gap. Review often periodically. The more you review, the more information you retain and more capable to analyze and solve the problems.
“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” - Oscar Wilde


  1. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest
    to south will prevail over northern and Central Luzon and coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.
    I have more stuffings in me from yesterday than I care
    to think about. Committee on Gulf War and Health: Health Effects of Serving
    in the Gulf War, Update 2009.

    Review my site Latest Daily News

  2. Great delivery. Great arguments. Maintain the great effort.

    Feel free to surf to my web site; simply click the up coming article

  3. A lot of us who are under constant pressure tend to eat too much and do not take good care of their
    bodies. The reason this is important is because you will have a stronger knowledge base and bag of
    tricks to keep you going on the rougher days.
    Stretching will help you prevent injuries and it will help
    you loosen up your muscles.

    Here is my website; fitness tips abs

  4. The fitness tips for motivation we've been discussing can be very powerful if you use them. Every time you head to the bathroom, take a minute or two and turn it into your temporary personal travel fitness station. Visit a Dermatologist: If you are facing any chronic skin problem like pimples, acne and blemishes then consult a doctor at first place before going to a beautician.

    Also visit my blog post ... Scidig.Com

  5. My brother suggested I might like this web site.
    He was once entirely right. This post truly made my day.
    You can not consider simply how a lot time I had spent
    for this info! Thank you!

    Take a look at my site - Highly recommended Site

  6. The news which is telecasting all the information from all the
    sides of the world is called as world news. What is interesting
    is that you get to read news and analysis that give you an
    entirely different perspective, rarely seen in corporate-sponsored media.
    ' They always intend to take public view on variousu topics.

    Feel free to surf to my blog;

  7. People sometimes tend to think, “if only I were a celebrity, everything
    would be better”. But unlike their blank counterparts,
    custom lanyards also can proclaim a marketing or motivational message to customers and employees.
    instantly and cannot wait for magazines then celebritynewsapp
    is the best available source which keeps on updating instantly.

    My homepage - latest celeb news

  8. Take a look at your schedule and come of with solutions ahead of time for
    lunches and dinners out, this will give you a game plan to follow.
    You could always join a fitness related group on Facebook, though.
    If you have never exercised in the morning, then we urge you to try it at least for one week.

    my web site :: fitness tips and workouts

  9. People sometimes tend to think, “if only I were a celebrity,
    everything would be better”. But unlike their blank counterparts, custom lanyards also can proclaim
    a marketing or motivational message to customers and employees.
    The singer will not be charged for her public intoxication, but her boyfriend was
    charged a $30,000 bail fee to release himself after he was tested positive for
    driving under the influence.

    Feel free to visit my homepage:

  10. choose numerous softwares that are capable enough to satisfy your necessities.

    Funny Sports Moments would be create in every field
    of life. Locate a respected joke internet site
    that allows you to make use of the offered jokes which means you won't need to worry about email viruses.

    Stop by my weblog ::

  11. 1- Number your curse words and call out a number when stress strikes.

    It's almost always easy to make a joke about the way a cat ends up lying down or sitting. Recent research found that stressfull life can increase the speed of progression of AIDS in HIV- positive patients.

    My web-site :: very funny pictures and quotes

  12. This study shows that progression of AIDS become
    rapid in the presence of negativity due to less social gathering
    and stress in life. There you have it, folks, in a nutshell:
    the chief feature of My - Space is that it's quick and easy enough to use that you can post a bulletin or check a friend's page and be done in the two minutes that
    it takes your boss to come over to your desk, suspicious that you're once again not working. Make your Myspace profile look cool and leave your friends Funny Myspace Comments and Glitter Graphics.

    Feel free to visit my page; funny pictures at walmarts

  13. The Fitness Tips for motivation we've been discussing can be very powerful if you use them. One last thing that isn't mandatory but recommended is to set up
    a Pay - Pal account to process your payments. Pencil in at least three workouts a
    week on your calendar.


Enrich this topic with your valuable comment; Thank you for taking the time to comment!! I love hearing from you!