Regarding the question about textbooks via audio:
- If I can slow a book’s reading speed down, that often helps me.
- Also, I often pause the player, and repeat key phrases to myself a couple of times.
- What I think would be more effective for me, though, would be to pause the player, and doodle a little picture of whatever the key concept is before continuing. I’m a visual thinker.
- In that vein, it can help me a lot if I can find a DVD in the school library, or a YouTube or Khan Academy video on the topic. It gives me sort of a base, and then when I return to the textbook it’s sort of easier to take in.