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Template desktop study
Transcript of Template desktop study
WHEN and WHERE
Study effectively at the
right time and place. Remember these points:
Study during the time when you are alert and focus.
Decide whether you prefer working on hard homework first or the easy ones.
Decide if you work better alone or with others.
Decide if quiet
suitable for you.
Peace and quiet. (Optional: Quiet background music.)
* The School or Public Library is a great place to work!!
A GOOD STUDY AREA HAS...
TIPS ON HOW TO RESEARCH!!
Keep in mind that the internet isn't always right. Ask yourself these questions...
REMEMBER THAT THE LIBRARY HAS VERY RELIABLE INFORMATION!!
THE SQ4R METHOD
SURVEY before starting to read by scanning over headings and bolded words - if any.
Record only important information.
PARTS OF AN ESSAY
1, INTRODUCTION - (About 1 paragraph) State your thesis
2. BODY - State each point
A thesis statement - a main point or argument of a subject. Something arguable (e.g., Fruits are better than vegetables.) This is usually one paragraph.
Points that you can use to prove your thesis. One paragraph for each point, each paragraph starting with a topic sentence, and each paragraph somehow connected to the next.
A conclusion - where you must repeat your thesis statement with different words and summarize key points.
AN ESSAY SHOULD CONTAIN:
HOW TO REMEMBER:
1. Make sure you understand the information. If you don't, ask for help.
2. Give yourself enough time to memorize the information. Don't wait until the night before.
3. The 3 R's - REVIEW, RECITE, REPEAT!
4. Use these tricks:
When learning a new topic, think about what you already know and connect them to the new information.
Organize all of your information. Pay attention to main points and sub-points.
Connect information to pictures, metaphors, ect.
WHAT TO DO BEFORE A TEST
Gather all material such as handouts, notes, etc.
Sleep - Sleep is very important the night before a test.
READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS.
WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE TEST BEFORE BEGINNING.
SCAN THROUGH THE TEST.
RECORD ANY REMINDERS.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE TIME.
ASK THE TEACHER IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND INSTRUCTIONS.
WHEN YOU FINISH, MAKE SURE YOU ANSWERED ALL THE QUESTIONS.
A comfortable chair. (Not too comfortable though.)
An organized workspace.
All the tools you need.
Keep in mind your main topic. Pay attention to the headings in your textbook.
Don't waste your time writing full sentences. Use keywords, symbols, and numbers but make sure you can still understand it.
Summarize the introduction and conclusion.
1. WHO wrote the article/website? Are they known to be reliable?
2. WHAT is the main purpose of this website?
3. WHEN was this article put up?
4. HOW does this website look? Is it presenting misspelled words? Is the information backed up with evidence?
Start your research with an encyclopedia.
Cite all your sources!
QUESTION what things like what the article could be about, what do you know about it, etc.
READ in sections and...
REFLECT on what you just read. (E.g., Did it make sense?)
RECORD the main points of the article.
(Don't just copy word for word; put it in
your own words.)
REVIEW the main ideas.
Highlight important information. (Never do this in a borrowed book; school textbooks, library books, etc.)
Read for fun! The more you read, the better you'll be at reading.
Look up words in the dictionary if you need to.
When will the test be?
What type of test is it?
What is the test out of?
What will the test cover?
Is there a study guide or review?
Make a schedule.
Take short breaks.
Make study aids like flashcards.
Eat - Eat a big healthy breakfast the day of the test. Fish, soy, and potatoes are considered good for the brain.
You should write many drafts. Keep rewriting it until it's perfect.
Have a friend proofread it.
Keep it neat.
Check your word count. Make sure the essay is not too long or too short.
Start with an outline.
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