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Study Skills Workshop
Proudly Presented by:
Angel Nevin
Abdula Newman
Nick Ritchie
Ning Ovathanasin

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What are your study habits?
The Read/Write Learner
Note Taking: Cornell Notes
What is your learning style?…
And why should you care?
Good Study Skills Begin With:
The Visual Learner
On a scale of 1-10 (1=worst, 10=best), what would you rate your study habits? Why?
What type of distractions are you faced with when studying?
Where do you study and what type of environment is it?
When you have to take an exam, do you feel comfortable and prepared or nervous and unprepared? Why?
Emphasis is on words and lists
Prefer to “intake” and “output” information by text
Tend to take a high volume of notes, especially in lecture-heavy classes
Believe that the meanings are with in the words
Active Reading
Effective Note Taking
Cornell Notes
Mind Map (Spidergram, spidergraph, spider diagram)
Test Preparation
Learning styles are simply different approaches or ways of learning.

Once you figure out the best way you learn, you can come up with the best study strategies that fit your learning style.
Scans everything; wants to see things, enjoys visual stimulation
Enjoys maps, pictures, diagrams, and color
Usually takes detailed notes
May think in pictures and learn best from visual displays
Note Taking:Mind Mapping
Study Strategies:
Use color to highlight important points in text
Illustrate your ideas as a picture and use mind maps
Use multi-media such as computers or videos.
Study in a quiet place away from verbal disturbances
Visualize information as a picture to aid learning
Make charts, graphs and tables in your notes.
Participate actively in class—this will keep you involved and alert
When memorizing material, write it over and over
The Auditory Learner
Interpret the underlying meanings of speech through listening to tone of voice, pitch, speed and other nuances
Prefers directions given orally
Seldom takes notes or writes things down
Prefers lectures to reading assignments
Often repeats what has just been said; talks to self
Think aloud and talk to yourself
Participate in class discussions/debates
Read text out loud
Create musical jingles and mnemonics to aid memorization
Use a tape recorder
Recite information over and over to better memorize material
When in class, sit in the front to avoid other visual distractions
Study Strategies:
Study Strategies:
Write out the words again and again
Read your notes(silently) again and again
Rewrite the ideas and principles into other words
Turn reactions, actions, diagrams, charts, and flows into words
Write your information into lists
Arrange your words into hierarchies and points
The Tactile/Kinesthetic Learner
The “Do-er”
Needs to touch, handle, manipulate materials and objects, especially while studying or listening
Talks with hands
Good at drawing designs
Often doodles while listening, thus processing information
Good at “hands-on” activities
May find it hard to sit still for long periods
May become distracted by their need for activity and exploration
Study Strategies:
Take frequent study breaks and vary your activities
Make studying more physical—i.e. work at a standing desk, chew gum, pace while memorizing, read while on an exercise bike, mold a piece of clay, squeeze a tennis ball
Use bright colors to highlight reading material
Play music in the background while you study
Use spatial note taking techniques such as mind mapping
Another thing to consider…
Do you prefer studying alone or in a group?
Studying Alone vs. In a Group
Pros and
More control for you (i.e. time, style, location, etc.)
Use your vocabulary
Responsibility rests with you (i.e. self-testing, procrastination, distraction)
No assistance in filling in knowledge gaps
Only your perspective, your style, your consistent mistakes
Get a new perspective on material
Reduce procrastination
Fill in knowledge gaps
Cover more material in less time
Pre-planning/Coordination required
Can have distractions
Reduced independence
Studying Tips
you study matters!
you study matters!
Set goals
for each study session
study time and breaks
Physical preparation
is as important as mental preparation!
Clear communication
is vital!
Establish collaborative goals to increase focus
establish individual goals
to promote interdependence
Actively recruit
motivated collaborators
Be conscious
of collaborator characteristics including size, learning style, and ability
Collaborative Study Methods
Examples of
Jigsaw method
Study groups
Note sharing
Collaborative Study Methods:
Jigsaw Method
Have you used any of the
study methods mentioned before?
Which ones have you tried?
Which ones were successful?
Pick one of the methods mentioned that's new to you and try it out for a month.

Do you know about some of the FREE resources available to you as a FAU student?
Thank you for participating in our
Study Skills Workshop!
For permission to use this presentation, please email access@fau.edu
Please go to

to fill out a short survey about our workshop.
Owl Apps: Docs
Owl Apps: Docs
Honor Code
The following shall constitute academic irregularities.

(a) The use of notes, books, or assistance from or to other students while taking an examination or working on other assignments unless specifically authorized by the instructor--acts defined as cheating.
(b) The presentation of words or ideas from an existing source as one's own--acts defined as plagiarism.
(c) Other activities that interfere with the educational mission within the classroom.
Examples of how Google Docs can be used:
Collaboration on a group paper or presentation
Create practice quizzes to study (Using “Form”)
Have a friend proofread your paper

What other examples can you think of?
FAU Resources
FREE Tutoring is offered for many courses
Classmates as Tutors!
Located in the Center for Teaching and Learning
2nd floor of GS
Friendly, well-trained learning assistants
Peer facilitated study sessions
Proven effective here at FAU
All leaders have gotten an A in the course
Combines what to know and how to learn
6+ sessions may increase overall grade by ½ to a full letter grade!
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
FAU Resources
University Center for Excellence in Writing
Professional writing consultants trained to assist you during one-on-one appointments with:
Any point of writing process (i.e. brainstorming, drafting, revision)
Papers for courses
Senior or Master theses
Job or School applications
Grant proposals
Different Writing Workshops offered throughout semester (Find schedule at http://www.fau.edu/ucew/ucew_workshops_fall2012.php)
Located in GS 215
Addititional (YouTube videos)
If you're interested, ask your advisor for links to videos on:
Memory Tricks
Absorbing what you read
Mind Mapping
Cornell Note Taking
Note Taking Options
Points to Ponder
Image Credit to: http://www.flashcardmachine.com
Credit to: http://www.1stopbrainshop.com
Credit to: http://www.1stopbrainshop.com
Credit to: http://www.scienceinthemiddle.edublogs.org
Credit to: www.examtime.com
Note Taking:Mind Mapping
Credit to: www.facebook.com/MindMappingClinic
Credit to: www.mindmaptutor.com
Credit to: www.conceptdraw.com
Credit to: spaziofir.itd.cnr.it
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