It is one thing to read for Jamb and another thing to read effectively. Good Jamb reading involves Jotting Points with special Notes. Jot Points correctly with this guide.
Flashlearners Jamb Series Part 9 explained the importance of jotting down points while reading for Jamb UTME CBT. If you missed that episode, you may want to click here to quickly go through now.
It’s cool that you have realised the importance of studying with a good jotter. Now, You may also be wondering how to jot down points while studying. Simply follow the steps I am about to share with you below:
1. Read The Note Or Textbook
When it comes to effective studying, it is important to select the appropriate study materials for each day’s session. Whether you choose to study from notes, textbooks, or past question papers, the key is to make a deliberate choice based on your learning needs and goals.
Once you have selected your study material for the day, it’s time to dive into it with a focused mindset. Treat the material with the seriousness it deserves, avoiding a passive reading approach as if you were casually reading a novel. Instead, adopt an active reading strategy that promotes deep comprehension and helps you uncover hidden messages and insights.
To make the most of your study session, consider the following strategies:
1. Create a conducive environment: Find a quiet and comfortable place to study where you can minimize distractions. This will allow you to concentrate fully on the material at hand.
2. Set specific goals: Determine what you aim to achieve during your study session. Break down your reading into manageable sections and set goals for each section. This will help you stay focused and measure your progress.
3. Engage in active reading: Actively interact with the text by highlighting key points, underlining important information, and taking notes. Summarize concepts in your own words and ask yourself questions to ensure understanding.
4. Use effective reading techniques: Employ reading techniques such as skimming and scanning to quickly grasp the main ideas and locate specific information. Additionally, practice critical reading by analyzing the author’s arguments, evaluating evidence, and identifying underlying messages.
5. Take breaks and review: Break your study session into manageable chunks and take short breaks in between. Use these breaks to review and reinforce what you have learned. This helps with memory retention and comprehension.
6. Seek clarification: If you come across challenging or unclear concepts, don’t hesitate to seek clarification. Consult additional resources, ask teachers or peers, or conduct further research to gain a better understanding of the topic.
7. Stay motivated and engaged: Maintain a positive mindset and stay motivated throughout your study session. Find ways to make the material more engaging, such as discussing it with study partners, creating flashcards, or practicing active recall through self-quizzing.
By approaching your study materials with full concentration and an active reading mindset, you can extract deeper meaning and uncover hidden messages within the text. This level of engagement enhances your understanding, promotes critical thinking, and improves information retention.
2. Try To Recall What You Have Read
A useful technique to enhance your learning and retention is to employ the strategy of active recall after reading each page of your textbook or study material. This method involves covering the page or material and testing yourself to see if you can recall the key points and information from the topic you just read.
After completing a page, close the book or cover the material and take a moment to reflect on what you have just read. Try to recall the main ideas, concepts, and details without referring back to the text. This process challenges your memory and comprehension, allowing you to gauge your understanding of the material.
If you find that you are unable to recall the information or struggling to remember the details, it’s an indication that you may need to review the material more thoroughly. Re-read the page carefully, paying closer attention to the content and ensuring that you grasp the core concepts.
After re-reading the material, cover it once again and attempt to recall the information once more. This practice of repetitive reading and active recall strengthens your memory and reinforces your understanding of the topic. It also helps to identify any gaps in your knowledge and areas that require further clarification.
By continuously engaging in this process of reading, covering, and recalling, you actively reinforce the information in your mind. It promotes active learning rather than passive reading, enabling you to internalize the material more effectively.
Additionally, consider incorporating other study techniques to enhance your understanding and retention. These may include summarizing the information in your own words, creating flashcards for key concepts, discussing the topic with peers or mentors, or teaching the material to someone else. These strategies further reinforce your learning and provide alternative perspectives on the subject matter.
3. Take Note Of The Important Points
Not everything is important or worth taking note of. Not every message is easy to forget in a book. Take note of the key points and likely examination questions on the page you are reading. If you have gone through Jamb past questions before reading any subject, you will be more likely to predict what Jamb would set.
4. Take Note Of Volatile Points
While studying, it’s common to come across information that is particularly prone to being forgotten, such as mathematical formulas, periodic tables, or specific terminologies. To ensure you retain these essential details, it is helpful to employ techniques that aid memory recall and provide easy access to the volatile parts of the topic.
One effective strategy is to mark or highlight the crucial information within the topic that you anticipate could be easily forgotten. This could include equations, key scientific principles, chemical symbols, or any other significant details that require frequent reference. By visually distinguishing these important elements, you can quickly identify them during revision or when solving related problems.
In addition to marking, it is highly recommended to jot down the volatile parts of the topic in a separate notebook or on flashcards. Write down the formulas, tables, or terminologies that you anticipate needing to recall frequently. This serves as a personalized reference material that you can easily review and consult whenever necessary.
When jotting down the information, consider organizing it in a logical and structured manner. Group related formulas or terminologies together and provide brief explanations or contextual notes if needed. This not only aids memory retention but also facilitates better understanding and application of the concepts.
Furthermore, actively engaging with the material by practicing and applying the marked formulas or terminologies reinforces your memory and understanding. Solve practice problems, work through examples, or create scenarios where you can utilize the information in context. This active application helps solidify your grasp of the volatile parts and enhances your overall retention.
5. Jot Down Points As You Study
This is the most important part. You have noted the important points and as well understood that you would likely forget some parts of the topic easily. Your best bet is to then Put down the important points and the ones you are very likely to forget.
Keep your jotting simple and straight forward. Jotting is different from copying notes. Don’t just duplicate the whole book. Keep your jottings simple and straight to the point. Jot the way you will remember when going through them in the future.
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