Most students have been complaining that they fail these and that,even to the extent that 47% was recorded for pass grade at the just concluded G.C.E. WAEC,Our guidelines will help you to read and understand.
Take your pen as you read,it goes thus :
1.Take Away all distractions:
Don't allow your brain and your body at large to be distracted by Gf/BF,Food,family problems e.t.c. when reading,
One brain can't do more than one things perfectly at a time,your brain
is not a machine[even machines do rest] avoid over using it. When you
are reading,focus with one mind and avoid diversion. More so,some
students are also distracted by meaningless things like games,social
medias e.t.c. When reading,that shouldn't be,focus your brain on what
you are reading
2.Take A respite:- An adage says "All
work and no play makes jack a dull boy". After reading for like 45 to
60mins,take a respite and relax,don't over use your memory by reading
for 6hrs without stopping. USE YOUR Brain wisely. When you relax for
about 15mins,come back fresh and excited.
3.Summarize what you read:
a brief upshot of what you read,some books might be tedious that you
might not want to read again,take brief note of some keywords on what
you read and write them down,it really helps.
Read at the best time easy for you , God created us in different ways but the same patterns,
read when you hate most like in the midnight when most people
hate,don't inconvenient yourself and know when you assimilate what you
Like me now,it is in the MORNING.
4. Read at the best time easy for you :
God created us in different ways but the same patterns,Don't read when
you hate most like in the midnight when most people hate,don't inconvenient yourself and know when you assimilate what you read most.
Like me now,it is in the MORNING. Discover yourself!
5.If possible,read in groups:
Sometimes,you may feel bored when you read alone,call your friends and
mates so that you can read together but don't misuse the opportunity by
playing and gisting for fun when you ought to be reading,you can only
gist when on respite
6.Use Dictionaries when reading :
Most of the times when you read,it is not advisable to use dictionaries
because it waste time and distracts attention but there are some
courses you need it e.g. GEOLOGY: Words like seismometer e.t.c.
7.Ask yourself questions on what you read after reading :
adage also says "Without an Exam/ TEST,No success,test yourself on what
you read by asking yourself question on it,just like revising.
8.Create the habit of reading at least twice a a day :
At times,when you read a topic today and continue it tommorow,you may
still forget what you read,just read twice a day and there is every
possibility you may never forget what you read again
9.Don't be forced to read :
This is mostly applicable to secondary school students,why should they
force you to read? ! When they force you to read,you can't even
understand what you read and it also leads to creating some hatred
habits towards the course
10. Explain what you have read to a friend:
Most scholars would agree with me that reading a book and keeping it to yourself makes you not to really grasp the full understanding, but when you try to explain and teach a fellow friend you discover that what you've read would start making more sense to you and to add to that you would never forget it again.