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Study Skills Workshop

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Kim Walker

on 7 August 2012

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Transcript of Study Skills Workshop

Study Skills Workshop Everyone has their own learning style, and to give you tools to figure out your own

Give you ideas to improve your studying, and accommodate your learning style(s) Verbal
Systematic Mapping
Spatial Ability
Artistic Cognitive processing Perceptual modalities Personality factors Sequential vs. Global Processing Visual Learners
learn through seeing... Auditory Learners
learn through listening... Tactile/Kinesthetic Learners
learn through , moving, doing and touching...    LOC (Locus of control)


External Active vs. Reflective Processing Planning/trying out
what you have learned Review/reflect
on the experience Memory Negative Thinking
Weak impression
Repression Steps to Better Recall Tell Yourself:
“I Can” Pay
Attention Understand Develop
Desire Be Creative You must pay attention
to remember detail Use
Repetition Study
Subjects Study Whole,
Not Just Parts Practice Recall
Under All
Conditions Use the
Material Reduce
Interference Memory Strategies Association Dessert has two “s”
because it is so sweet. Rhythms, Rhymes & Jingles I before E except after C
(example: believe, receipt)

When two vowels go walking,
the first one does the talking. Acronyms/Acrostics H.O.M.E.S.
S.uperior ROYGBIV
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green,
Blue, Indigo, Violet How many items can you remember? Grouping:
Studying information together that is related,
or has similar qualities Remember the pictures attached to each object.
Try using one of the methods discussed to memorize the items. Peg
Using key words to remember sequences Listening
Taking Notes Be Alert in Class

Listen With a Purpose

Think Before You Write

Use Your System

Stay Organized Receiving
How we take in the information
Choose to listen
Give it a meaning
Respond to the message Write down main ideas
Copy diagrams and drawings
Note things that are repeated and stressed
Reread your notes within 24 hours
Mark ?/Q where you have questions
Ask instructor to clarify at beginning of class SQ4R Reading System Reading Highlight after reading the material

It is not a substitute for note-taking

Re-read highlighted material regularly Relax
Positive Self-Talk
Ask Questions
Be Prepared Read directions carefully
Scan the entire test before you start
Answer easy questions first
Keep things in perspective Test Anxiety Barriers to Listening How We Learn Prejudging
Let the speaker finish before you pass judgment
Keep your emotions under control
Discipline yourself to sit quietly while others speak Why We Forget How We Can Help
Our Memory Grouping -
Studying information together that is related or has similar qualities Repeat, repeat, repeat... Understand Develop
Desire Be
Creative On your post-it note write:
One thing you learned
One thing you would like to know more
about, or have questions about...
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