Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Dealing with charts and diagrams, part of Study Skills Fundamentals.
- In this lesson we're going to discuss…how to deal with reading…that includes charts, diagrams, formulas,…or any other situations where you need to stop reading…and analyze something.…First off, let's think about how many people…approach this kind of situation.…They're reading through their material…and at some point they encounter text…that reads something like, "refer to figure 2.4".…Then they continue reading the paragraph or the page…and eventually they'll stop to analyze figure 2.4.…Have you ever looked at the diagram…and had trouble understanding it?…It could be because it's very complex,…but we still need to have a way…of understanding this information.…
So, it comes down to this,…when should you look at the diagram?…At the end of the sentence or paragraph?…At the end of the page when you encounter it?…Here's what I suggest you do:…the moment you read the words, "refer to figure 2.4",…you should stop reading and refer to figure 2.4.…Now, I know that sounds obvious,…but this is not what most people do.…Most people are reading along…
- Learning to read faster and more thoroughly
- Improving your note-taking skills
- Enhancing your memory
- Memorizing new words and formulas
- Scoring better on tests
- Creating study plans
Skill Level Beginner
1. Ramp Up Your Reading
2. Improve Your Note-Taking Skills
3. Techniques for Enhancing Your Memory
4. Score Better on Tests
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