Improve Learning Ability with PQRST Method?

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What is PQRST method?

This is a method of reading a textbook so that the information you read really does enter your long term memory. It is based on work by Francis Robinson. Francis Pleasant Robinson (December 21, 1906 – August 6, 1983) was an educational psychologist. As an educational psychologist, he spent his years teaching both college students and military personnel how to learn from textbooks.

The PQRST method is effective and useful for studying and learning any topic, subject matter or content and retaining it in long-term memory.

How to apply PQRST:

P: Preview the topic by skimming the topic that you're reading.

Q: Ask yourself questions to assess how much you understand from your preview. Use your questions to research deeper and learn more about the topic.

R: Read again carefully, paying attention to important details and information.

S: Summarise and write in your own words what you understood about the topic you read.

T: Test yourself using practise tests, quizzes, or self-recitation to retain the knowledge in your long-term memory.

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References: Weiten, W. (2007). Psychology: Themes and variations (7th ed.). Thomson Wadsworth

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