How To Study Effectively

November 20, 2009  |  Study Skills
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What exactly is SQRW? Well, it’s a study method where you get the best out of textbook study. It’s a 4-step strategy and each letter denotes one step so let’s go through it and see how it could make your study life a little bit easier!

What does it stand for?

Blue Arrow S stands for Survey: That is what you need to do with each chapter in your textbook. Survey the title, the pictures, the graphs, maps or tables if any, the introduction, summary and conclusion.This will give you an overall grasp of what the chapter is about.

Blue Arrow Q stands for Question: Ask questions in your mind and you’ll find you stay focused when reading and it also makes for better remembering. Don’t question the summary, introduction or conclusion – do it with everything else. Ask why, who, where, when, what and how!

Blue Arrow R stands for Read: So read to understand, read to answer the questions in your mind and read to remember.As you answer each question, make sure you stay focused on the subject.

Blue Arrow W stands for Write: That’s what you’ve got to do in your book. Write each question and answer down and read through it carefully. Voila you’re ready to participate in your class discussions

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ABDERISAK ADAM is an author, blog writer and a PhD candidate in the institution of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. He is also the owner and webmaster of, a website dedicated to the discussion of study techniques in the context of higher education. Adam is the author of a number of publications including 'The Study Guide PRO'. You can connect with him through Google+, Linkedin or by submitting a form.


  1. emmanuel amankwah

    Thank you for the information,you have given me on how to study.God bless you.

  2. cathleen jane cao

    thanks for the tips and information, you guys have given me idea…and study habits to have with! actually it’s a research i really need for my project. thanks! _keih_

  3. thank you so much for this site..

  4. sudhakar dharmik

    Thanks for given idea and technique about how to study effectively. I am totally appreciate and its very usable for me.

  5. Glad you liked it! :)

  6. I will fallow all this advise I think that instrution is very powerfull to make my study easy.

  7. tnx for ur advice
    i think they are very usefull for every one


  9. thank you so much for this useful message i will surely try to follow it. thanks once again

  10. thanks and nice one and also nice website

  11. thank you so much for this it really helps me especially in my power point presentation

  12. Glad I could be of any assistance!

  13. Thanx it is awesome

    What a site awesome

  14. Great airctle, thank you again for writing.

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