Article on Retaining What You Read

Posted: May 15, 2009 in Uncategorized

If you’re anything like me (and considering you’re librarians, I assume a lot of you are), you have so much to read you can’t possibly get to it all. And when you DO get to it, life events are so hectic that after you’ve read the book/article you find yourself unable to recall an awful lot about it.

And that stinks.

I found this wonderful article with tips on how to remember what you read. Here are the basic principles, but the author goes into much more detail in the article:

1. Read with a purpose.
2. Skim first.
3. Get the reading mechanics right.
4. Be judicious in highlighting and note taking.
5. Think in pictures.
6. Rehearse as you go along.
7. Stay within your attention span and work to increase that span.
8. Rehearse again soon.

Read the full article here:



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