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Hi ,We are definitely still in the season of exams and testing. MCAS is hitting big time in our house just now with Math this week and Science coming hot on its heels. Many students panic when trying to study for tests so this week I wanted to give you a few tips on how you can read to remember. This will save you time by focusing your mind and making sure that what goes in stays in.
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Reading to Remember
The key to reading to remember is to make it interactive. This engages the brain and lets the learning sink in while reducing the likelihood of you drifting off.
You want to make a key as you read and annotate. This allows you to stay alert while reading, organize the material and actually begin memorizing as you read. Also, you can come back before the test and know EXACTLY what you were reading without having to re-read!
Here is what I seen some students use:
* Star- (In the margin with the sentence highlighted or underlined). For essential points or the main statement. There should be only one of these at most per page. The star makes it easy to see what the most important idea on the page or section is and it is easy to go back to it.
Tweak the key to whatever makes the most sense to you and you can adapt it to any subject. For one history course I also had four colored highlighters and I would highlight all political facts in blue, economic in green, social in orange, and everything else in purple. It made sense for the class at the time.
If your reading is from text books and you don't own the book, consider copying the pages and making your notes on those. This has the added benefit of not having to carry the whole book around everywhere when you only need to study a section.
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