Question by scott: Is it a waist of time to read textbooks if I don’t remember the content I am reading?
Am I subconsciously remembering some of the stuff I am reading? Like for instance I would not be able to tell you a vocab word but if I were to read it again, would I have an “oh yeah” moment? I feel like I am not remembering anything from my textbook because it is so complicated. Is it normal not to understand everything I am reading in the textbook? (not even half) I am reading a neuroscience book by the way.
Answer by Aaron
bold letter question: yes it is
well im no expert on neuroscience but to understand something you are reading if you concentrate on learing every single word you wont
i mean do you remember to breath every time?
do you think of walking? no you just do it what i do is listen to music that i generally hear not my faves but just cool music and even if i read some book when i hear that one song (i cant remember the name) i always remember that one book i read or anything like what i relate things.
try getting with a tutor read a paragraph and summarize it and ask him to generalize it and then go into detail of what you dont understand in his summarization. learn the little things.
build it up as much as you can and reenforce it with someone’s help make sense?
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