When I read “Becoming a Master Student”, I ask myself, what is important to me and what do I actually want to get out of this book? I never knew I could get this much information out of eight chapters than I did in a whole life time. I don’t plan on selling this book after the class is done or ever for that matter and there were a few methods that interested me and I will be talking about at least three of them. I feel Time management, effective note taking, and reading styles are the most important to me.
Time Management is very important to me because it seems I never have enough time to spend with my husband and child. I go to school from 8-12 Monday through Friday and when I get home my son goes to school from 12:30-4:30 Monday through Thursday, so I take advantage of that time to do some homework and try to spend time with my husband because he goes to work from 3:30-1 am every day. This is why I use time planning. It has helped me in figuring out when I do have time for my homework and when I can spend more time with my family. It keeps me on a schedule, which I like.
I also use a basic planning method in which I keep track of what needs to be done for homework on that particular day. I use an ABC to do list for
I am sure the problem is that I read too fast. I just let it fully sink in, and when I find myself losing concentration I either switch positions or take a break and make some popcorn. I wrote an outline and then reviewed it over and over again, and I even went back to the book and reviewed that again. I love to read and like I said before I read too fast so I started to take a note card and put it just above the line I was on so I didn"tmt have all those extra words to distract me, or I might lose my place and read them a second time which obviously slows the reading process down. Unfortunately my dictionary and thesaurus are from the dollar store, and has a very slim selection of words to choose from! Although In this case I was fortunate enough to use the computer"tms grammar and thesaurus options. But it was I suppose that direction I needed most of all. I learned that for my learning style I am a visualnon verbal person. So what I found out that works best for me is when I can"tmt seem to get off the couch or away from the TV I tell my husband to tell me to get up and get stuff done. Reading has always been strength of mine, but my weakness is not remembering most of the material when I am through. When I do take notes, I write the key words life-size on one line and then skip a line and continue and when I read key words I emphasize them with a translucent marker. Unfortunately I haven"tmt even gotten the most out of any class I have right now, but now that I have learned what I have and am lucky for taking this course so early, I can apply it to my next classes, and don"tmt plan on making the same mistakes twice!. I don"tmt have anything to study because I can"tmt take effective notes. For example, when I first had to write this paper I had no clue where to begin. Either because the story is intriguing or I can"tmt stand the very beginning and want to get past that! I read the reading part of this book and found that reading the introduction, index, or description first and then going through the material just to get an idea has helped immensely.