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

  1. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i need a quiet atmosphere to read. i am finding each class leads to a different way of studying.
  2. by   Mariannsi
    I 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!!!!
  3. by   Berta
    I 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.
  4. by   rnnurse2be
    hummm, 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....
    Ahhhh Peace.......

    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!
  5. by   renerian
    I 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.

  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I read or work for 30 minutes, break for 15 minutes. Reduces the amount of stiffness from sitting too much.
  7. by   Bevi
    i 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.