Oswaal Books are the right choice when it comes to preparing for your board exams. They are easy to understand, up to date, and comprehensive. These are indeed top quality books, meticulously tailored to fit student needs.
The texts are replete with solved papers, toppers’ answers, previous year question papers, flow charts, terms, facts, formulae, and links to facilitate further study. The questions come in a variety of formats including Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Very Short Answers (VSAs), Short Answers, Long and Very Long Answer (VLAs), High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) and Value Based Questions.
Now that you have an idea about the book content let’s get down to the reading techniques.
Reading Techniques - Taking a Reverse Approach
Taking a reverse approach doesn’t mean – you have to read everything backwards. “The Lord of the Rings”, cannot be read in reverse– we are with you on that. You wouldn’t read a Geronimo Stilton mystery backwards, else wouldn’t need to read the previous chapters. However, textbooks are slightly different. In fact, they are - straight to the point. And yes, they can be read backwards. That’s because each chapter is comprehensive and complete. The subsequent lessons don’t build up suspense. Check out the below reading technique. Rest assured, you won’t miss the excitement.
Here is how you do it...
By following the above steps, you get familiar with the flow of ideas, and how they connect. Now, read the chapter thoroughly from front to back.
Get familiar with the big ideas
Check out the section headings. Textbooks are usually comprehensive and contain tons of information. Check out the points mentioned in bold. When you understand the subtopics and their highlighted points, you will be able to breeze through the chapter.
Read the Supporting Details
Once you get familiar with the big ideas, go through the supporting facts. A great idea is nothing without supporting details, given in the lesson. Take down your notes and diagrams (if any). You will thus be able to connect the dots and see the big picture. For example, a history lesson on the Indian freedom struggle can have sub-headings like “Salt Satyagraha” and “Quit India Movement”. If it’s a biology lesson, it could also include diagrams. The main idea is to read the supporting details under the sub-topic, take down notes & figures, and understand how it fits the big picture.
Read the text Once, but your notes Many Times
You don’t need to read the chapter more than once. You may, however, read the notes that you have taken down – multiple times. You will thus understand the communication of thoughts and comprehend the lesson better.
You can thus prepare yourself for the exam in the best way – by using the above techniques.