How To Read A Textbook

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SQ4R (Survey-Question-Read-Recite-Record-Review) is a study technique that aims to help people retain information more efficiently after studying a textbook by emphasising what happens before and after reading. The first part, surveying, provides you with a cursory outline of a chapter by going through the chapter’s headings and subheadings. This outline, among other things, prepares readers for what to expect, emphasises important topics to learn while reading, and assesses how much you can remember after reading. Read full article here

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