Thursday, 3 February 2011

Study Skills - SQ4R Method

S-Survey
Surveying the material involves looking at topics, sub-topics,charts, graphs, maps and summaries before any in depth reading is done. It is what is also known as skimming.

Q-Question
This involves coming up with questions that you would like an answer for. As you read you should be coming up with answers for your formulated questions.

R-Reading
This involves reading each subsection in an effort to answer your formulated questions.

R-Recite
At this stage you should attempt to orally recall all the points you have read.

R-Relate
Write down what you have learnt in your own words making note of any personal associations.

R-Review
At this stage you will go over what was learnt in a particular chapter. This may be done with the aid of review questions.