2 S= Survey/PreviewLook at the assigned chapter, its title and headings.Read the introduction1st sentence in paragraphThe last paragraph & summaryLook at charts, graphs, photos, etc.
3 Q = QuestionReading to answer questions can increase retention of materialCreate your own questionsInstructor’s questionsQuestions at the end of the chapterChange the headings in the book into questions“Reduce Stress” to “How can I reduce stress?”
4 R= Read Stay focused on readings Do not highlight at this point Take breaks every hour/half-hourMake notes of areas to cover again laterDo not highlight at this pointSummarize what you have read on paper. Make sure that all questions have been answered
5 Reciting material out loud increases retention. R= ReciteRecite what you have written down. Do it out loud!Try to study with classmates/groupsReciting material out loud increases retention.Only 20% of material recited is forgotten within 2 weeks.80% of materials is forgotten in 2 weeks if not recited!
6 R= Review Within 24 hours Now you can highlight important facts Redo notes as needed and review them consistently