Updated textbook study skills

Update to https://aeolipera.wordpress.com/2020/05/22/study-skills-roundup-future-ap-plz-add-to-operation-headache/. I’ve condensed the two reading methods into a better checklist:

Read just one or two sections of the chapter at a time, and use the following procedure for each section:

1. Read the learning objectives at the beginning of the chapter.
2. Type them out so you can type out your answers as you read, for notes to review for tests, and to record as audio in step 9.
3. Read the part of the chapter summary that corresponds to the section you are working on.
4. Read the section. (If this is for a class, cheese the homework first by scanning then learn it properly.)
5. Reread the summary material.
6. Answer the learning objective questions for the section.
7. To remember the material, tie the ideas to your own life. For example, if you were reading about techniques for relaxation, ask yourself, “How could I use this in my life?”
(My learning style is heavily slanted to tangential learning, so I would also type this out as the important bit, but it’s probably unnecessary for most people.)

Additions to Watson and Tharp:
8. Record yourself reading this aloud, then listen back over it on three different days separated by good sleep.
9. Record yourself reading all titles, boxed items, photo captions, vocabulary definitions, graphs, bulleted points, any bolded or italicized text, any other text that is emphasized and, most importantly, the first sentence in every paragraph, finishing with the chapter summary, then listen back over it on three different days separated by good sleep.

If this isn’t retarded enough for you, you can use the method of loci to remember the learning objective prompts and be able to teach the subject matter in front of a class entirely from memory, given about a week’s head start.

Shorter version (for checklist):
1. Read the questions.
2. Type them out.
3. Read the summary.
4. Read the chapter.
5. Reread the summary.
6. Answer the questions.
7. Write down a way you could use this answer in your life.
8. Record yourself reading this.
9. Record yourself reading all titles, boxed items, photo captions, vocabulary definitions, then listen back over it on three different days separated by good sleep. graphs, bulleted points, any bolded or italicized text, any other text that is emphasized and, most importantly, the first sentence in every paragraph, finishing with the chapter summary, then listen back over it on three different days separated by good sleep.

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