I'm always searching the Internet in hopes of finding info that will help you be more successful as a student and as an individual. So when I saw this idea, I knew it was perfect to share with you. This study tip could really give you an advantage in your studies.
Fifteen minutes is all it takes.
As you prepare for the next course you'll take in school, set aside fifteen minutes to skim through your textbook. By having a better understanding of what your teacher will be covering and what is likely to be on your exams, you'll have a better idea of what to pay close attention to. For example, have you ever had a question pop into your head during class and stopped paying attention because of it? However, if you already know that subject will be covered in more detail in chapter three, you can relax and go back to paying attention to the lecture.
What to read in your textbook to get your mind prepared to learn:
- Headers for every section of your text book.
- All introduction and conclusion paragraphs.
- Captions to all photos and illustrations.
- Tables and charts (even if you don't understand them, look at them).
You might even find that you're interested in some of the ideas you come across. If that happens, by all means read more and research the subject even further to satisfy your curiosity. Who knows? You might discover some area of expertise that you find to be particularly interesting and decide to become a specialist later in your career. The more you know about where the teacher is going with the lecture, the easier it will be to pay attention to key points and ask questions that really matter.