– Alternate analysis with synthesis, the general vision of the whole with the particular view on each of the constituent parts. The general idea must always be the constant that the specific and concrete study of the sections must refer to.
– Combine fast reading, that gives you a general vision over the contents with slow, concentrated, complete reading sessions, which provide you access to details.
– Formulate questions before, during and after reading the text.
* Before, in order to pave the way and anticipate the contents.
* During, to check what you have understood, making connections and retaining the contents.
* After, aiming to test yourself and see what you have learned, and whether you are able to express the new knowledge correctly with your own words.
– Using the technique of highlighting, the schema and summaries, make connections between the essential ideas of the subjects studied and related previous knowledge.
– Activate your brain. Try to find a practical application for what you learn, in everyday situations, observing how the theoretical concepts you have studied apply in real life. Continue to ask yourself questions about what you learn, and make sure you master the meaning of each main idea in every chapter.
It will be very useful for you to:
* acquire as much information as possible on any subject you are studying.
* master that information by using and applying it whenever you have the chance.
* find in yourself the desire to learn, to catch up and improve yourself. Start right away!
* focus on the study, avoiding any outside concern, distraction or problem. If there is a personal or family issue that you worry about, solve it before starting to study.
* take care of your psychological and emotional balance, so that no negative feeling will affect your study performance.
If you follow all these guidelines, you will be successful in your exams.