Read Automation E Books to boost your Career as Expert QA
Reading E Books very important now a days as technology becomes more and more complex. But very few QAs understand this and able to get maximum returns in form of best salary packages, onsite travels, working at companies that they dream, part of project teams that they dream and many others.
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Here are strategies that help you maximum in enriching your skills with new technologies or topics where you are currently struggling to understand and not finding effective mentor ship.
1. Get Habit of Reading E Books
Our research concludes any QA Engineer who put efforts in getting information from E Books always have better technical skills compare to rest QAs.
2. E Books vs Online Videos for Notes Preparation
As you study any technology, notes play an important role to make sure you just not only understand the sections of technology but also able to use it in your live projects and again E Books have more weight-age as it helps you generating notes quickly compare to when you watch online videos.
3. Schedule the time to read and recall session
Apply your engineering days lifestyle even in professional life. If you remember during college days, we used to set hours every day when we read our lecture notes as taken during class rooms and practice it to make sure we learn everything as per subject.
Same principle you need to apply when you read E Books, Allocate specific time slot from your entire day when you have to read E Book as per need to enhance your current skill sets.
4. Set up a special reading area with no distractions
When ever you read E Books make sure your mobile in silent mode to be picked only for important calls and any noise should not be there that distract you from reading
5. No speed-reading, neither quick reading
In the century of efficiency, we are trying to absorb the information as soon as possible. But reading demands time. All it benefits are not seen immediately. Usually, after you’ve read the big part of the book. Speed reading is not working while understand complex technology where you are still learning phase.
6. Read in stages
Start by reading the title of the E Book, the publisher’s blurb (if there is any), the preface or introduction, and then study the table of contents. Then start reading parts of the sections that you discovered are most relevant to you (summary paragraphs at the beginning or end of chapters are especially good to read when prereading).
Go to the questions at the end. Read them, answer them to the best of your ability, and then begin your actual reading strategies. This will sort of “prime the engine” of retention.
Look at the headings and subdivision of the chapter.
Sketch a mind map about what you are reading while you are reading it
7. Come back to difficult points
Read the whole book. Try not to spend too much time. Let’s say “high-level reading”.
Understand the book content, don’t focus on details now. Do not try to clarify or understand everything. Make a note and move forward.
When you finished the book then work slowly in reading the important areas, come back to those parts and clarify all of them. Look at additional or recommended reading, read them one more time, find references, examples, real-time implementations of tough concepts. As a result, it shouldn’t be any black holes in the material you study. Don’t be afraid to take a step back. Trust me you won’t be wasting your time – repeating is reinforcing. So even if you’ve covered the topic before, going over it again will still be highly beneficial.
After every tough topic take a moment to try to recollect connections, dependencies and visualize. To really ingrain the concept.
Make a point to go over what you’ve studied because this will help reinforce what you’ve learnt.
Making notes are better than not to make them. My point is: don’t limit your study techniques with just taking notes. Make them clever. Do not conspectus. Ask questions and search for the answers. To organize the notes try to use Evernote or simply buy a notebook if you prefer to write by hand.
The most important thing is asking the questions. Questions force you to stop, think, explain what you read. This is true learning. So close the book after a few minutes of reading, and explain back to yourself what you’ve just learned.
Knowledge like repetition. So the key ideas will always be at a distance from the hands of their practical use.
8. Apply the knowledge on practice
Just reading E Book never let you successful. To get more expertise, you need to practice learnt concepts harder till you master it. And best way to do is Open you favorite IDE, take the code snippets as described in E Book and try to execute and put in action. More you do it more perfection you get.
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