2S= Survey/PreviewLook at the assigned chapter, its title and headings.Read the introduction1st sentence in paragraphThe last paragraph & summaryLook at charts, graphs, photos, etc.
3Q = 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?”
4R= 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
5Reciting 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!
6R= Review Within 24 hours Now you can highlight important facts Redo notes as needed and review them consistently