7 tips for creating a book-reading schedule (and stick to it)

Ready. Finally the list of books to be read for the entrance exam (or the vestibular) that you are going to give is left. By now you should have read some of them during High School and Fundamental, and also during your specific college entrance exams (remember not to leave everything to the last hour).

However, it is very likely that some of the works you have not read yet and need to race against time. And all this while reviewing formulas, taxonomies, links …

But do not panic! Below are seven tips for you to create and follow a schedule of readings without disrupting the study of other subjects.

1. Really read the books!

Nothing to be left alone in the summaries. They are great for you to refresh your memory, but they do not replace reading.

Focus on a well-planned timeline and ball forward! Even because when you actually read it, you can process much more than just the “story” of the novel.

2. One hour per day

Are your days of the week all taken up with studies? It is probable that your answer is thus, considering that the vestibular is knocking on your door.

So, depending on your time and the amount of books to read, allow at least one hour per day for reading. It is interesting that you stipulate a certain number of pages (for example, 20 pages in an hour).

3. Number of pages

More than setting a number of pages per hour, you have to divide your total books by the total amount of time. To do this, divide your schedule into number of pages.

If there are a few books or if you have plenty of time, try to marshal the reading days or even book the weekend for them. The number of 20 pages per hour is just a base (everything will depend on your pace, the size of the letter, the difficulty of the reading …).

And no problem if you read a little faster or a little slower. Use the first few days to measure your pace and adjust your schedule in a personalized way

4. Take Notes

It is very different to read Harry Potter because leisure and reading a work for a test. Even though it’s a nice book, you can not lose sight of the fact that there are elements of it about which questions will be asked.

Then, write down the most important parts of the book to review later. If you can, underline pencil points that you consider essential. It is also interesting that you make a second, shorter reading sheet with essential topics.

5. Recall what you have read

Did you complete a work? Had you read a while ago some of the titles that will be charged? So keep the memory fresh!

Read summaries of different websites – in each you will get another point of view and new information.

If you have read the book for a long time and you have time to go to the entrance exam, it is recommended to read it again. Also remember to review literary school, context of the work and possible relationships with other texts that fall in the test.

6. Read about the author’s life

Do not skip the parts of the book that are not exactly the story, like the author’s foreword and biography. Everything is valid to contextualize the narrative (and everything can enter the vestibular questions).

It is worth remembering that, in Literature, many writers and writers were inserted in political and cultural movements, and these elements end up appearing in the works that fall in the proof.

7. Create a reading club

Do you have more colleagues and friends who will give you the same entrance exam? Make a schedule together and get together to discuss the books.

This is a great motivation to meet deadlines, meet friends and still learn more. In addition, each of you may have a different perception of the work, and together you will have a broader view.

Either way, be sure to read the books for your exam. Having all of them fresh in your mind there is no way you can go wrong at the “H” time. Good studies and good proof!