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Old 01-18-2013, 11:24 PM   #33
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You don't read a textbook like you would a novel. Take notes, develop your own examples to illustrate core principles and terminology. Reflect on the material, then reread. If you finish that book, read it again or pick up a different book and compare/contrast the approaches. Be active in reading, if you're not thinking about the ideas the entire time, you're not learning effectively.
I second this. You might read novels lazily, but with textbooks you should keep thinking, be alert. No matter how long, you should give it 100% of your concentration. Do comparisons and re-organize the ideas to your likings - those help memorizing.

And always, I mean, alllllwaaaays, reread. At least once.

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I have to finish the book by Friday morning so I'll work hard tomorrow. I have 60 pages left to read, so I should be done in 4-5 hours tops, probably less.
And have you finished? Did you find our advices useful?
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