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Unformatted text preview: textbook. I find taking notes helpful as well. I am able to retain what I am reading if I am writing it down. When I make notes I pay attention to anything that is in bold or italic, and the first and last sentences in a paragraph. The 3rd step is reading with concentration. Just like you would with a regular textbook, you have to read and comprehend an electronic textbook. It is important to remove distractions before sitting down to study. If you are having trouble concentrating even without distractions try reading in short blocks of time and getting up and taking a short walk and coming back to the text. Also, make sure you utilize the glossary or use a dictionary to look up terms or words you aren't familiar with. The last step is reviewing. You cannot just read a chapter once and expect to remember everything you read. This step is where you are utilizing the notes you made and marks in your textbook to review what you are reading once a week....
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- Winter '12