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how to study technical materials?

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by Lo In reply to technical materials

Humm, ... That is a bit vague I think but ...

Exactly what is the purpose in the study? A quick once over for general knowledge? Trying to become proficient in a short period? Might help to know what tech materials. I would guess there is a 'best' approach depending on if the tehc area, Computer Programming, PC Repair, CAD, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineerign, etc.

For me when I have to learn something like that (usually programming language or a new software application), I read the book, cover to cover, reading just the Bold Headers and the first paragraph or so (unless there is something that looks really interesting then I do more).

This gives a general knowledg of what is there, what can be done, etc. As I getdeeper into the process, it serves me well when I am trying to do something and am not sure. The once over lightly has a tendancy to stay somewhere in the back of my memory to remind me "... that sounds familiar ... ". A quick run through the Table of Contents or Index (with various dead end pathes), usually gets me to the source of the memory.

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by PENGUINSRULE In reply to technical materials

Everything in study starts with having a goal in mind and accurate definition of that goal. This is the basis that you have to start with. Let's say that I want to learn IP Telephony. I set a guideline of what I want to learn, when I want to learn by and what I'm trying to accomplish. (i.e. what's the end result - the end product.. with the goal in mind, then I have a better chance of sticking with it). Then, I do whatever I can to remove distractions(anything that can take me off my target). Then I identify what materials can best help me meet my goal. Then I set up a reading plan and then committ to it on a systematic basis. This is the only way I know to do it - obviously this varies greatly per person.

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