The "MUDDER" Study System
Set a positive mood for yourself to study in.
Select the appropriate time, environment, and attitude;
Mark any information you don't understand in a particular unit;
Keep a focus on one unit or a manageable group of exercises;
After studying the unit,
stop and put what you have learned into your own words;
Go back to what you did not understand and reconsider the information;
Contact external expert sources (e.g., other books or an instructor) if you still cannot
In this step, ask three kinds of questions concerning the studied
- If I could speak to the author, what questions would I ask or what criticism would I
- How could I apply this material to what I am interested in?
- How could I make this information interesting and understandable to other students?
Go over the material you've covered,
Remember what strategies helped you understand and/or retain information;
Apply these strategies to your future studying.
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