I have a school competition coming up and because of school (and I'll admit, my laziness and other stuff like workout, running) I haven't been exercising for the competition. I read 100 pages out of 400.
Anyway, it's a programming competition and I still have 300 pages left. There are various problems and there are algorithms that are explained in this book and I'd like to read the book fully till tomorrow.
So, one day left before the competition, but I'm asking you advices on how to read this book and comprehend it better?
I know that I should've started earlier, but as I stated, I really had no time.
I'll have about 8 hours for reading, then I'll go exercise and run, shower then go to sleep.
So, your suggestions on this and is it possible that I retain most of the information (that I learn the algorithms presented in the book) in one day?
This is nearly impossible, and what you need to do is remove all distractions and start reading.
- If you need a computer unplug the cable or turn off the wifi - don't allow yourself to procrastinate outside your scheduled procrastination time
- Every 60 minutes take a 15 minute break - procrastinate - it's useless to push your brain too hard
- Go through the index and highlight all the thing you think you know and verify it - you don't want to waste time learning this you already understand
- Start reading a difficult thing first and figure out what you don't understand and read that section of the book - working backwards in this way you find what the things are you need to learn
- If after spending more than 10 minutes on a section you don't understand take a 5 minute break go to a different related or relatively easier section
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