How do you read best?? - page 2
I'm just wondering how everyone else gets through all of the required reading. See, I have this problem, whenever I read I start yawning and get tired! Maybe it's because I've always read at... Read More
Aug 9, '03i need a quiet atmosphere to read. i am finding each class leads to a different way of studying.
Aug 9, '03I usually read when all is quiet late at night or early am (with the crickets). I must have my coffee an yes cigs next to me. I start off at my desk but ususally end up on my couch or in bed - definately have to wear something very comfortable like sweats!
I also read things 2x's. The first time I read it I highlight things that I think may be important. The second time I read it will be after I've read and re-copies my notes this way I can focus on the outline of my notes compared to what is in the textbook (usally leaving things out that are not in comparison to my notes). Also, I look at all the diagrams on each page as well.
To me the key is to take great notes and don't miss a lecture!!!!
Aug 9, '03I love to read...the exception is my textbooks lol. Sometimes I read for an hour at a time. I actually have to force myself to do this. I set a timer for 1 hr then read. I don't allow myselft to be distracted. If I having a real tough time with a particular subject, I set the timer for a half hour then break. If after the break I feel I can digest more material I go back right away, if not I put it away for a while then go back to it later. I usually find that works best. Whatever I read had time to stick and make sense before I go back for more.
Aug 9, '03hummm, sweats for me...candle burning nearby....Quiet in the house, which means Late at night Because I am NOT a morning person. I like to read in my recliner, some Bach or other classical music playing....
I too found each class different for what held my interest for reading, but NEVER when the TV was on and I was in the same room. I found myself wandering to the TV even if I didnt like the show!
Aug 9, '03I studied in a straight backed chair at a table with earplugs LOL as my kids were noisy! When I went back for my BS/MS I did the same thing as now my kids are older and they are all playing music. Did not hear much.
Aug 9, '03I read or work for 30 minutes, break for 15 minutes. Reduces the amount of stiffness from sitting too much.
Aug 9, '03i read on my tummy, in my bed, and at the study center...where they have huge study tables and i can spread out all my stuff...
i'll soon be buying a big table like that for my own study.