Study Skills Guide: Methods of Studying
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METHODS OF STUDYING
1. Three R's of studying:
- Read many times.
- Recite in your own words.
- Review often.
2. Memorize by learning
Read a section over until it is thoroughly understood. Read aloud with expression. Emphasize difficult points
out loud. If you cannot clearly express the ideas in your own words you do not know them yet.
3. Test yourself
Make up different types of tests:
(b) Multiple Choice
(c) Fill in the Blanks
(d) Essay Questions
(e) Numerical Response
4. If you have access to a tape recorder, tape your answers to your "test" questions. Listen to
yourself and check your answers. if you found something difficult or you missed part of the answer, try again and
again until you have the flill answer in your own words.
5. Note the main ideas and organize the details and examples under these. Then make up your own test questions
and answer them later.
FIND THE METHOD THAT SUITS YOU BEST. USE IT. IMPROVE IT. "OVERLEARNING" GIVES YOU CONFIDENCE TO FACE