A few days ago
Maria

# How can I study a book in a most effective way?

I need to study a huge Math book as quickly as possible. How can I do this? Are there any methods. As long as I know me I could never study anything fully, I always started reading page by page and then got stuck somewhere in the middle. When somebody checked my knowledge they told that it is perfect till this point (to which I have learnt) after the point the knowledge is zero. I was always told I need to study in a more effective way. But how? I have no idea! Tell me what is thought to be the best method to study something, or at least not bad. Or tell me in which way have you been studying something when you got succed!

Thank you very much,

Maria

A few days ago
KJohnson

Skim through it first. Read the titles of chapters and sections, find the bold words and read their definitions. Make sure you know the significance of any bold words. For most subjects, you should look at the pictures and charts. For math, it’s all about the formulas. Find the major formulas, and write them down. Do this in order while skimming through the book. Know the names of the formulas, and what they’re used for, even if you don’t understand it at first.

Then, as you have time, actually read the book. Mostly, make sure you know what those formulas are for and how to use them. There’s probably a lot of superfluous information between the formulas that you don’t really need, so skip or just skim over those parts.

Good luck!

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A few days ago
Pinguino
Alas, at schools nobody (with few exception) teach you “how to learn”, first…

Leraning methods do exist, are simple and effective, as are methods who allow you to read ten to twenty times quicker than you do now or to easily and quickly memorize everything you want.

Of course, you must learn the methods, first.

Learning how to learn is quite easy, you just need to read and then apply.

I’ll do some search to (re)retrieve some website, but in the meantime I can suggest you to look for books written by Tony Buzan (perhaps you can find them in your native laguage, as well), which are a sort of “classic”, by this point of view.

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