Read/Write Study Strategies
If you have
a strong preference for learning by Reading and Writing (R & W)
learning you should use some, or all, of the following:
To take in the information:
- readings - library
- notes (often verbatim)
- teachers who use words
well and have lots of information in sentences and notes
- manuals (computing, technical and
SWOT - Study without tears
To make a learnable package:
Convert your "notes" into a learnable package by reducing them (3:1)
- Write out the words again
- Read your notes (silently)
again and again.
- Rewrite the ideas and
principles into other words.
- Organize any diagrams,
graphs ... into statements, e.g. "The trend is..."
- Turn reactions, actions,
diagrams, charts and flows into words.
- Imagine your lists arranged
in multiple choice questions and distinguish each from each.
To perform well in any test, assignment or examination:
- Write exam answers.
- Practice with multiple
- Write paragraphs, beginnings
- Write your information into lists (a, b, c, d or 1, 2, 3, 4).
- Arrange your words into
hierarchies and points.
this page because the emphasis is on words and lists.
You believe the meanings are within the words, so any talk is OK but this handout
You are heading for the library.