Question on reading times for AIO
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.
Depends on what knowledge you are starting with.
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.:)
It def helps having a pornographic memory.
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