Tuesday, September 8, 2015

How to Study: Tip #5: 20 Steps to Reading a Textbook (Language of Mathematics #161)

Table of Contents: Language of Mathematics and Math in Real Life

20 Steps to Reading a Textbook

  1. Familiarize yourself with the Table of Contents.
  2. Use the Index to navigate the book.
  3. Scan Footnotes.
  4. Read the Introduction/Preface/Conclusion.
  5. Know what's in the Appendix.
  6. Read the Titles/Subtitles/Headers.
  7. Read and learn from the Examples.
  8. Read/understand Bold/Italic/Highlighted text.
  9. Spend time understanding graphics/visuals.
  10. Make note of formulas that are numbered.
  11. Check your work as you do it (one at a time).
  12. Read/review everything in the side columns.
  13. Always read first & last paragraphs of sections.
  14. Read first sentence of every paragraph.
  15. Read last/middle sentences of large paragraphs.
  16. Read the text before and after a formula.
  17. Read new concepts in detail, i.e., take your time.
  18. Read introduction and conclusion of chapters.
  19. If you need to, highlight/take notes in the textbook.
  20. Enjoy it. Savor it. Cherish the opportunity to read.

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