Question on reading times for AIO

papadocpapadoc Member Posts: 154
For those of you that passed and used the AIO as one of your prep books. How long did it take for you to get through this book? A peer of mine told me that he read the entire book cover to cover in one week. That's around 185 pages per day. My test is coming up on March 24th. Been preparing since last year August, using other books but there are serious gaps in my knowledge that I need a tome like the AIO to reference but I feel there would be an advantage to reading this. I'm leaving about 2 weeks to get through this book. I've been doing a lot of StudiScope and Transcenders to see where my weak areas are. Already finished Conrad's Study Guide and plan to use his 11th hour as well 2 weeks before the test.

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  • amol9wamol9w Member Posts: 47 ■■□□□□□□□□
    First time read may take more time.....but depend on hrs you put. At the end it is the book to strengthen your weakness. Use it that way i would say. It is just matter of choice as per our brains
  • TheFORCETheFORCE Senior Member Member Posts: 2,298 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Read the domains you are not comfortable with. I read the entire book but was not keeping track how many pages per day i was reading. But i can tell you that studying the entire book in 2 weeks would probably not be good in terms of retaining the information you read. It took me about 3-4 months.
  • CyberscumCyberscum Member Posts: 795 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I did it in about two .5 weeks.

    Depends on what knowledge you are starting with.
  • Spin LockSpin Lock Member Posts: 142
    papadoc wrote: »
    For those of you that passed and used the AIO as one of your prep books. How long did it take for you to get through this book? A peer of mine told me that he read the entire book cover to cover in one week. That's around 185 pages per day.

    Reading 185 pages per day of technical documentation is way too much. Could I plow through that many pages of AIO per day? Sure, but my information retention would drop to zero for any new concepts the material covered.

    If you look at all the latest research on how human absorb and retain information, you'll see that reading material repeatedly is the least efficient way to retain the info. A much better approach is to read a section, stop and then ask yourself "Okay, what did I just read?" And then, out loud, re-state everything you just read. This is called "recall" and by recalling the info, you retain it for much longer.

    So the question I'd pose to anyone who covers that much material is, how much do you recall?

    Personally, I read very slow, but I never re-read. One quality pass and I take notes.

    Everyone is different though. Perhaps your colleagues have photographic memories.:)
  • CyberscumCyberscum Member Posts: 795 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Spin Lock wrote: »

    So the question I'd pose to anyone who covers that much material is, how much do you recall?

    Personally, I read very slow, but I never re-read. One quality pass and I take notes.

    Everyone is different though. Perhaps your colleagues have photographic memories.:)

    It def helps having a pornographic memory.
  • dark3ddark3d Member Posts: 76 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I tackled it by reading one domain per day. 10 days, 10 domains. Some days were extremely easy, while others were hard. I did mine in 2.5 weeks as well. Watched cbtnuggets and itpro videos before I read the book, so I somewhat 'primed' my memory for what was in Shon's book.
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