Does it make sense timewise

  1. To read the textbook, then highlight or don't highlight, then make your own notes then type them up.

    Or should we read the book, then highlight or not and rather than write your own notes just type it up?

    I am trying to save time, which would you suggest?
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  3. by   ShockerGirl07
    I think it would work better if you found what works best for YOU. I can sit in lecture all day and walk out and not know a thing. I have to go home, sit down and read the note. I personally highlight. For me, writing notes takes way too much time and I don't know what i need to know and what I dont, so i pretty much end up copying the notes verbatim, so it doesnt help me. I read, and highlight as well as make little associations for me to remember them. you can find quizzes online that will show you what type of learner you are (auditory, etc.)
  4. by   SA2BDOCTOR
    Yes thanks. I do think that I need to find out what type of learner I am.

    Quote from ShockerGirl07
    I think it would work better if you found what works best for YOU. I can sit in lecture all day and walk out and not know a thing. I have to go home, sit down and read the note. I personally highlight. For me, writing notes takes way too much time and I don't know what i need to know and what I dont, so i pretty much end up copying the notes verbatim, so it doesnt help me. I read, and highlight as well as make little associations for me to remember them. you can find quizzes online that will show you what type of learner you are (auditory, etc.)
  5. by   New2RN
    I found that no 2 people learned the same way, I made a lot of flash cards with the information I was weakest in so that I could quiz myself and they could go anywhere I did. The process of writing the information really helped as well as the ability to look at a term or condition to learn it by symptoms, name and definition. Utilizing Nclex study guides also helped to learn a lot about the information because they almost always give rational as to why or why not listing particular signs/symptoms, and allowed me to see my weaknesses. I don't know what text your school uses but there are usually websites associated with the texts that have more q&a banks as well. Good Luck
  6. by   jill48
    everyone is a different type of learner, but this is what works for me. read the book and highlight while i read. take the highlighted stuff and write it in a notebook. take the notes and change them into question form with the answer on the next line below. (that will make sense in a minute). then type it all up. now i have the perfect study guide. i can put a piece of paper over the answer while i read the question to myself. i quiz myself with this. plus, all the writing, rewriting, and typing helps me alot because of the repetition. i am on the dean's list; i say this not to toot my own horn b/c i hate when people do that, but to show you that it really works well for me. plus, if any of my friends in class missed lecture, i don't mind printing off one of my study guides for them. another reason this works well is that you don't need anyone to help you study, you can study all by yourself. i tought my kids this also and it works for them too. yes, a little time consuming, but worth the a's. and they don't have to worry about me or dad being home to help them study.
  7. by   Thedreamer
    Its different for everyone. And sometimes learning styles change or evolve over time. I used to write index cards, high light, make my own notes, and do a thousand other things to study. For nursing that simply just wasnt working for me. Then I figured out that I learned things ALOT quicker if I related them to other things or made little jingles out of them. Good luck and just find what works best for you!
  8. by   Jules A
    Like the others said everyone is different and needs to find what works for them. My deal is that as I read the chapter I make my note cards. I don't highlight or read unless I'm writing the cards as I go along. If I'm in a class that uses a "test bank" for exam questions I rarely even look at the lecture notes, just grab it all from the text book and study guide that usually goes along with the text book. Good luck!

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