Quick Answer: How Do You Use Textbooks?

How do you use textbooks effectively?

Follow these four easy steps to get on your way.

  • Don’t read front to back (aka, READ BACKWARDS) Reading a textbook chapter front to back ensures that you will waste time.
  • Read for Big Ideas. Textbooks are extremely thorough.
  • Read for Key Details. Big Ideas need support.
  • Read the book once but your notes multiple times.

How can I learn the whole textbook?



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Can you use a textbook as a source?

In MLA style, the title of the textbook is italicized. Unless you’re citing directly to a specific chapter in the textbook, the title comes immediately after the names of the authors or editors. Capitalize the first and last words of the article or chapter title, as well as any other major words.

Are textbooks effective?

Textbooks don’t work well. Research shows that with rare exceptions they do not help improve student achievement much. They are not effective because effectiveness doesn’t sell. “They never earned any awards for effectiveness because to my knowledge awards for effectiveness do not exist” in the textbook industry.