Chessbase: How I Study Books, Openings and Endgames (With Examples)
Many people will agree that Chessbase is the premier chess program, with a whole host of features in a single package. Aspiring players should strive to get at least the Basic version, but the free version - Chessbase Reader 2013 (which can be found here: http://en.chessbase.com/pages/download ) - is more than sufficient for most needs, including what I am about to show.
I think book that studying books, endgames and openings is often done inefficiently. After reading the material, it is often forgotten. But what if you could revise what you have learned periodically, thereby refreshing your memory? After revision, I have found that knowledge is remembered and recalled much more easily than after the first red-through.
The method that I set out below is nothing that unique, since I know other players who do it as well, but I think that a simple guide for it is lacking. The gist of the method is entering the game, adding the necessary variations and important comments in a way that you find useful and easy to learn from. Here goes: