Thursday, June 3, 2010

The PQRST method

A student studies for his final exams, using the PQRST method.
One method used by structured students to keep them on track is the PQRST method.This method prioritizes the information in a way that relates directly to how they will be asked to use that information in an exam. The method can also be modified to suit any particular form of learning in most subjects. It allows more accurate timing of work rather than the student having to decide how much time to attribute to a topic. PQRST is an acronym for Preview,Question, Read, Summary, Test.
  1. Preview: the student looks at the topic to be learned by glancing over the major headings or the points in the syllabus.
  2. Question: then questions to be answered once the topic has been thoroughly studied are formulated.
  3. Read: reference material related to the topic is read through, and the information that best relates to the questions is chosen.
  4. Summary: the student summarizes the topic, bringing his or her own ways of summarizing information into the process, including written notes, spider diagrams, flow diagrams, labeled diagrams, mnemonics, or even voice recordings.
  5. Test: then the student answers the questions created in the question step as fully as possible, avoiding adding questions that might distract or change the subject.

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