Study methods are well-defined strategies in which the recommendations that are given when facing the work of studying are put into practice. They are a way of Learning to Study.

The Robinson method is one of the most generalized but this does not mean that it is ideal. Each student has some needs, nor is this the “remedy-method for all ills.”

This study method is carried out in 5 phases, represented by the acronyms, as shown:




Let’s look at each step of the method to make it easier to understand and apply each step of the process:

  • About the overview . It implies having already read the subject to study at least once. This is like when you have read a book and someone asks you what it is about. You are going to tell him the most important thing, the main thread, with the difference that in the studio you don’t have to guard the end!
  • Regarding the step of asking , it is worth asking what is it? Why? For what? When? What is it related to? How is it demonstrated? And you will have covered the whole topic.
  • At the time of reading , if new questions arise, they are noted with their answers. This will be the second reading, which implies that it is no longer a foreign or unknown subject and we can focus on the details.
  • The time has come to repeat . And I’m not saying do it literally, recite the theme using your own words whenever possible. I repeat, whenever possible. Don’t change the words to the concepts.


As an example, I can tell you that the elasticity limit is the maximum intensity of the force that can be applied to a body without losing its elasticity or that the Pythagoras theorem says that the hypotenuse squared is equal to the sum of the squares of the legs.

It is not the same to study math or science than history or literature. Give focus.

  • If you have followed the method according to the steps, the next day and the following days, at the time of reviewing you will only have to reread the topic quickly, read the questions that were formulated and written and answer them and work with a partner (or your parents) to ask you questions that you will have to answer.


In summary

As you have surely noticed, this study method is not suitable for studying the day before an exam . In my experience as a student I always studied at least a week before each exam, depending on how difficult the subject was for me. I didn’t always get the results I expected, but I can say that I learned what I studied.

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