Working With Textbooks
Just as listening to a college lecture is not the same as listening to a friend's account of a football
game, reading a textbook is not the same as reading for pleasure. When you read a textbook, you
are reading to acquire information. It is not enough just to read the material. You must study and
learn the information so that you can apply it to future tasks in class, on exams, or at work.
In this session we will discuss how to read and get the most out of your textbooks. The following
topics will be discussed:
- A system for reading and studying textbook chapters;
- Tips on how to mark a textbook;
- Suggestions on how to read faster.
If you checked yes as an answer to any of the previous questions, you should seriously consider
changing the way you study textbook chapters. An alternative to your present approach is to
apply a technique called SQ3R.