ASMR Math: How to Study: Tip #5: How to Read a Textbook
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Shorter edit: 20 Steps to Reading a Textbook
20 Steps to Reading a Textbook
- Familiarize yourself with the Table of Contents.
- Use the Index to navigate the book.
- Scan Footnotes.
- Read the Introduction/Preface/Conclusion.
- Know what's in the Appendix.
- Read the Titles/Subtitles/Headers.
- Read and learn from the Examples.
- Read/understand Bold/Italic/Highlighted text.
- Spend time understanding graphics/visuals.
- Make note of formulas that are numbered.
- Check your work as you do it (one at a time).
- Read/review everything in the side columns.
- Always read first & last paragraphs of sections.
- Read first sentence of every paragraph.
- Read last/middle sentences of large paragraphs.
- Read the text before and after a formula.
- Read new concepts in detail, i.e., take your time.
- Read introduction and conclusion of chapters.
- If you need to, highlight/take notes in the textbook.
- Enjoy it. Savor it. Cherish the opportunity to read.
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