Presentation on theme: "Efficient Study Techniques"— Presentation transcript:
1 Efficient Study Techniques *07/16/96Efficient Study TechniquesSpeed Reading, Memory Techniques, Mind Mapping, Efficient Studying, The "BOST" SystemSvetlin NakovManager Technical TrainingTelerik Software Academyacademy.telerik.com*
2 Table of Contents Efficient Studying Overview Focus and Concentration Speed Reading TechniquesSpeed Reading: A Typical ProcessSpeed Reading: Live ExerciseMemory TechniquesTony Buzan's BOST SystemThe Photo Reading SystemSpeed Video WatchingResources
5 Left and Right Brain Combined The true power of the brain comes whenThe left and the right hemispheres are combined to work togetherHow to combine the left and right brain?Use logic and imagination togetherUse mind mappingHow to study efficiently?Combine high concentration with speed reading, mind mapping and memory techniques
6 Focus and Concentration How to Concentrate for Efficient Studying?
7 Resourceful State for Learning Entering a highly-productive stateKnown as "flow" (see Mihály Csíkszentmihályi)Known as "relaxed alertness" (Paul Scheele)High-concentration tipsQuiet placeBackground musicSeat and postureBreathing techniquesBreaks
8 Focus and Concentration Quiet place, without disturbing factorsNo people around to distract your attentionSeparate room without anyone elseBackground musicClassic and baroque improves concentrationAny music for relaxation / meditation will workBrainwave entrainment / alpha / gamma (link)Avoid rap / metal / rock / folk (music with lyrics)Better without headphones
9 Focus and Concentration (2) Seat and postureComfortable seatPrefer sitting in a chair (with a back)Straight up, with a desk, not lop-sidedLean back against the back of the chairDistance from eyesSufficient lightingAvoid laying in a bedTake breaks
10 Focus and Concentration (3) Breathing techniquesHelp entering a productive stateImprove relaxationBreaksTake breaks regularly!At every minutes5 minutesPhysical activityRelax, move, stretch
11 Speed Reading Techniques Improve You Reading and Comprehension Speed
12 What is Speed Reading? Speed reading Non-linear reading Improves the efficiencyLess time + better recallSlow readers: words / minuteFast readers: 500, even words / minuteUses techniques likePreviewSkimming
13 Obstacles to Speed Reading SubvocalizationInternal speech (pronunciation) during the readingBack-skipping / regressionRepeated reading of the same textEye focusingFocus on single words / lettersInstead on groups of words / phrases / sentences
14 Speed Reading Techniques Using a pointerUsing a finger or pointer (e.g. pen)Increase the vision span (field of view)Focus on groups of words simultaneously
15 Speed Reading Techniques (2) Preview the textStart with this to catch the "big picture"Quickly pass through the text:Table of contents, titles, subtitles, figures, captions, tables, bold phrases, etc.Time-boxedE.g. 3-5 minutes (for 200 pages)Don't read, just preview the information!Extract keywords / important phrases
16 Speed Reading Techniques (3) SkimmingQuickly pass / scan through the textTry to extract the meaningful infoTry to find what you needOften used when searching in InternetSetting goalsImproves the reading efficiencyKeeps reading focused
17 StateGoalsPreviewSkimMind MapSpeed ReadingA Typical Process
18 Speed Reading: Typical Process Enter a state of concentrationComfort, seat, posture, background music, etc.Set-up goals for readingWrite a few questions to get answeredQuickly preview the textTime boxed: 3-5 minutes for ~ 200 pagesSkim through the textTry to find the answers for your questionsCreate a mind map
19 Following the speed reading typical process read the book "Introduction to Programming with C#" or other technical book for ~ 30 minutes.StateGoalsPreviewSkimMind MapSpeed ReadingLive Exercise
20 How to Remember the Information? Memory TechniquesHow to Remember the Information?
21 Memory How to remember? Principles of memory (by Tony Buzan): Association (with something well known)Senses: see it, hear it, write it, try it, feel it, …Principles of memory (by Tony Buzan):SensesExaggerationRhythm and movementColorsNumberingSymbolsOrder and patternsAttractionLaughterPositive thinking
22 How to Remember a Book? Speed read the book Create a mind map (very important!)Review the book regularlyAfter 10 minutes (10 minutes review)After 24 hours (2-4 minutes review)After 1 week (2 minutes review)After 1 month (2 minutes review)After 6 months (2 minutes review)After 1 year (2 minutes review)
23 Tony Buzan's BOST System Buzan's Organic Study Technique
24 Buzan's B.O.S.T. System Preparation Application Тurn over the pages (very quickly)What you already know? (mind map)Time and scope (establish a time schedule)Set-up questions and goalsApplicationOverview: covers, table of contents, headingsPreview: preface and conclusion chaptersIn-view: fast read, skip complex partsReview: fix the gaps + create mind map
25 The Photo Reading System Paul Scheele's Photo Reading Whole Mind System
27 Increase the Speed of Watching Video Lessons Speed Video WatchingIncrease the Speed of Watching Video Lessons
28 Speed Video Watching Techniques Perform a quick preview of the videoScroll through the content for 2-3 minutesWatch at increased speedStart with 1.2 x speedТhen turn to 1.4 x speedТhen turn to 1.6 x speedSkip uninteresting partsSkip what you already know or don't find interesting
29 Speed Reading and Efficient Study Books ResourcesSpeed Reading and Efficient Study Books
30 Tony Buzan's Books on Speed Reading and Effective Study The Buzan Study Skills Handbook (by Tony Buzan)Как да уча бързо и да запомням лесно? (Тони Бюзан)The Speed Reading Book (by Tony Buzan)Как да чета бързо и да постигам повече? (Тони Бюзан)
31 The Mind Map BooksThe Mind Map Book: How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your Brain's Untapped Potential by Tony Buzan and Barry Buzan Dutton Adult, 1994 ISBNТвоят ум може всичкоТони Бюзан и Бари БюзанСофтпрес, ISBN
32 Resources on Effective Study Ivo Botusharov's Blog on "Effective Study"Summary of Tony Buzan's effective study booksacademy/knowledge-sharing/effective-study- skills-buzan/Meta Reading Club and CoursesCombine Suggestopedia + PhotoReading + Tony Buzan's B.O.S.T System + other innovations
34 ExercisesFollowing the speed reading typical process speed and study a technical book of your choice.Enter a state of concentrationSet-up goals and questionsQuickly preview the textSkim through the textCreate a mind mapReview the mind mapAfter 10 minutes, the next day, after a week, after a month, etc.
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