In working with a student in improving grades on a survey type course, one of the things that we started doing was changing the way that he read the textbook chapters.
The course he is taking requires attention to detail. To prevent his mind from wandering as he reads, I asked him to turn each heading in the textbook into a question that he wanted to know the answer to.
In this way, his reading became a purpose driven search for answers, rather than a passive attempt to absorb information.
I believe that this technique can help any student struggling to learn and retain textbook information. There is no substitute for a genuine desire to learn, but this technique can help any student get more out of reading. It’s simple. It’s effective and takes only a little longer than just reading the assigned pages.
I hope you will find this study tip helpful in improving your grades. If you need one-on-one help with English, Language Arts, or American History, here are a few good reasons to hire me as your tutor.
Posted by Tampa English Tutor at 10/21/2008 10:03 AM