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Learning How to Learn
Transcript of Learning How to Learn
Why are you at USA?
Final Tips for Success
Check your JagMail- every single day
Read all syllabi the day you get them
Create a time-line for completing your work
Use a calendar
Ask questions BEFORE you feel behind
When you feel behind, CHANGE your tactics
Receive a JagAlert? Act on it!
Use your money wisely
Make yourself job (and salary) ready
Fork in the Road
Effective Learning Strategies
Always ask why, how,
and what if questions
"My choice, my responsibility, win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny." - Elaine Maxwell
Sample Study Session
Which path will you take?
What brought you
to this fork?
Have you been a victim or a creator?
"Excuses rob you of power and induce apathy." - Agnes Whistling Elk
"I do think the greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your own life." - Oprah Winfrey
And how does
this relate to...
Ask what would
happen if I changed x
Think about thinking
Monitor and control
one's mental processing
Accurately judge one's
level of learning
Be consciously aware of oneself as a problem solver
AM I UNDERSTANDING THE MATERIAL?
Work to solve problems without looking at an example or the solution
Use resources to
achieve 100% mastery
you’re told to memorize
100% mastery, not 90%
Didn't spend enough
time on the material
Did not use book
time for help
Why Do Students Earn Low Grades?
How do I take personal responsibility?
Set a Goal
Decide what you want to
accomplish in your study session
Study with Focus
Interact with material -
organize concept map,
fill-in-notes, reflect, etc.
Take a SHORT break!
Call a friend,
play a game,
get a snack, etc.
Go over what you learned.