Our study method affects the way we study either in a positive or in a negative way. In this modern day of ours, student makes use of different study method while studying. Today we will be taking a look at the ‘SQ3R’ method. The acronym SQ3R stands for; Survey, Question, Read, Recite and Revise.
Bit by bit, we will, in descriptive manner explain every word found in the acronym.
Survey: This is the first stage of this reading method. Here, you are required to take a look at the main headings, subheadings, images and read a caption that follows it. You are also required to read the summary if it has one.
Question: To focus more on the content of the topic, you are required to turn each heading and sub headings into question, as this will increase your interest in what you are about to read and also, helps you to concentrate on the ideas you got from surveying the passages. If there are no questions at the end of the topic, make one yourself.
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Read: After you must have formulated your question from the survey you have done, then read with an undivided attention. While reading, avoid regression, Vocalization and finger printing (to some people, finger pointing is a bad reading method, but to me, I find it useful especially when my mind is roaming around while reading. It helps me focus)
Recite: Many students do badly in exam, not because they have not read during lecture days, but because only in the examination hall do they close their books trying to recall what they have studied. For a student not to forget easily, he or she is required to recall and recite what he or she has studied at least 3 to 4 times before entering the examination hall.
Revise: in this final method, all you need to do is to glance over the areas that you recall correctly, for those areas which you do not remember or have a vague view of, read them with keen interest.
The above study method is only effective when you start reading your books early (ie, once the school resume). For student who likes cramming, this method is not for you. #winks