I tried a lot of different study techniques until I settled on this one:
1. Read the chapter, take notes on new forms or grammer
2. Write out the vocabulary (This helped a TON, I almost always had trouble with the vocabulary for chapters where I didnt do this quick step)
Another winning Vocabulary tool is Laura Gibbs' wonderful Quia page (http://www.quia.com/pages/wheelock.html
) It has matching excercises for each of the chapter's vocabulary words... youll master them in no time with it! Watch out though, as you get into the 30's, words begin to be omitted!
3. Hit up the beloved Dr. Dale Grote's website for his notes to each chapter. ( http://www.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/Wheelock-Latin/
). Grote is a CHAMPION to those of us learning latin, his notes are reassuring and always helpful.
4. Do the Optional Self-Tutorial Excercises in the back of Wheelock. Of all the questions in the book, these are the most straightforward and easiest to do after reading the chapter.
5. After the OSTE's, instead of checking them with the provided answers, surf back over to Grote's website and listen to the OSTE answers there instead! ( http://www.languages.uncc.edu/classics/ ... m#Wheelock
) He goes over each OSTE as if he were in a classroom, and to hear the Latin, and also hear the extra tidbits he throws in, are INVALUABLE!
6. After all this, do the Practice & Review, and then the Sententiae. Use bess's wonderful Wheelock Answer Key for this, which is posted up at the top of the Wheelock help page.
If youre still hungry for more after this, do the readings, or pick up the book 38 Latin Stories, which contains a short, adapted Latin story to go along with the material you learned in each chapter. Its fun, and it lets you use your contextual abilities, unlike the individual problems and questions that you encounter throughout Wheelock.
All in all, Wheelock is good stuff. Top quality text, everything seems to be introduced at the right time (at least from my tiny experience!)
Have fun, and post up here in the forum! I joined the forum when I was learning from Wheelock, but I never had the courage to post up questions... I should have!
Have a great day!