11-30-04, 01:37 PM
Does recording your own voice reading a chapter really help you all remember/recall the information better?
((I use the following to study: flash cards, LOTS of colors, pictures, word games (if I am being creative enough to think of them), lots of repitition, reading when I can manage it.))
Or would reading my notes aloud to someone (or even my cat) work as well ...?
Please respond if you have anything you think might help.
11-30-04, 08:54 PM
I read/study aloud and I comprehend it better when I do. It makes me read slower, and be more thorough.
11-30-04, 09:02 PM
thanks for taking the time out to reply.
11-30-04, 09:06 PM
Anytime! I swear my brain can travel at the speed of light, so something simple like reading aloud has helped a lot.
11-30-04, 09:07 PM
I am just hoping to improve my recall time vs. time I spent studying.
I want my brain to figure out ... "Hey - I know that - I read it!"
11-30-04, 09:51 PM
If you are visual at all, you might try something called mind mapping. It works to mediate between the text and your own thought processes.
11-30-04, 10:03 PM
How do you start a mind map?
11-30-04, 10:08 PM
It's like clustering or branching. You start with a main idea and branch off in different directions for there. Try to keep each line simple with one or two words. Use pictures if you want or big symbols like question marks that will remind you to go back and review you questions. If there's a part of the text chapter you don't understand, you can start a separate mind map just for that. These things are absolutely great for quick review or for brainstorming completely new ideas. I always used a form of branching when I wrote essays but when I found mind mapping I was really charmed. The book is called The Mind Map Book by Tony Buzan. I always use colored pens and I code the colors. It lets me see immediately the area I am most interested in.
11-30-04, 10:24 PM
Thanks for helping, I really appreciate it.