Managing the Reading

Tip: Don't just summarise the whole chapter. Instead use the lecture Powerpoints as a guide for your reading and notes.
 
 
Start from the big picture - gain an overview of the topic

1. Outline of the topic
The lecture Powerpoints provide a guide to what is important for each Company Law topic - read, understand and make your own notes before the lecture and before reading the textbook.

2. Read the chapter outlines
Look at the table of contents in each chapter - this gives you an overview of the areas and sub areas in the chapter.
Read the key points/overview at the beginning of the chapter.

chapter outline

 

keypoints

3.Surveying
Go through headings in the chapter to understand the structure of the topic as well as any charts, diagrams, flow charts and tables which explain the text.

4. Read relevant sections of the chapter highlighting key points, legislation and cases.

5. Make a mind map and or summary of the key headings and sub headings in this topic and their relationship with each other.

6. Test your knowledge by redoing quick mind maps and summaries. Each time you redo a summary or mind map you remember more. You also find out where the gaps in your knowledge are.

Tip

Don't just summarise the whole chapter. Instead use the lecture Powerpoints as a guide for your reading and notes. This way you can focus on the topics and sub topics that are important for the lecture. Not everything is relevant to remember in each chapter of your text book.