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Study Smart

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Transcript of Study Smart

Detailed
Undetailed
Example: EAS 205
Instructor: S. Balzer



Basic Outline Notes

Study Smart
Testing
Pro Tips
Conclusion
Lecture Styles
Services
Professors might...
Highlight
important parts of the textbook
Explain
facts and ideas
from the readings (or just important ones)

Challenge
what you're reading
Studying More
Studying Effectively
Good Preparation
Memorization = unreliable
Test your understanding with through application
Study Tools
Homework, Assignments, Notes
Old practice exams, midterms
Course companion websites
Study for exams
by doing
cram
CRAM
CRAM HARDER
The
Testing
Effect
Good luck!
Erik
5th year
Faculty of Science
Annie
3rd year
Faculty of Business
Jian Le (John)
2nd year
Faculty of Science
Maria
4th year
Faculty of Education
Vivian
4th year
Faculty of Business
Lecture Styles

High school vs University
Different Goals

Memorizing ≠ Learning

Memorizing ≠ Understanding

Please Sleep!
Please
Please
Don't do this!
Student Success Centre (SSC)
Math and Applied Sciences Centre (MASC)
Tutor Registry
Decima Robinson Support Centre
For Math and Statistics
Centre 4 Writers
Exam Registry
Specialized Support and Disability Services (SSDS)
Bibliography
Questions?
Services?
Preparation?
Writing
Tests?
The
Testing
Effect?
Note-taking
or
Lectures?
Courtesy of SMO 411
1. Plan ahead

Courtesy of ACCTG 456
2. Take notes

What does reviewing regularly do for me?
Short term -> Long term
Faster information-retrieval time

Best study method?
Individual? Study groups? Teaching?

3. Review

Stupid question?
Online discussion board?



4. Office Hours and Professors

Personable Professors & Teaching Assistants
Contact info and office hours


Office Hours and Professors




Profs ultimately want to see
each one
of you succeed.

This goes for
every
professor.

Critical Thinking diagram adapted from Bloom's Taxonomy
Roediger, H.L., & Karpicke, J.D. (2006). Test-enhanced learning: Taking memory tests improves long-term retention.
Association for Psychological Science, 17,
249-255.
MELTDOWN!!!
No Outline Provided
Study, study

Study, test



Study, Study, Study, Study (SSSS)

Study, Study, Study, Test (SSST)

Study, Test, Test, Test (STTT)
Example: PSYCO 241
Instructor: D. WEBBER
Why?
Course
Companion
Sites?
Taking
Breaks?
Prepare before class!
10 minutes can:
Roediger, H.L., & Karpicke, J.D. (2006).
help
hear
lecturers correctly
save up to an
hour
of studying
Roediger, H.L., & Karpicke, J.D. (2006).
recognize
important points
Heracles had to get the cattle of the monster Guryan
son of Chrysaor and the naiad Calirowee
a monster with three heads with bodies and six legs


The Tenth Labor

Geryon
Callirrhoe
Midterms?
Contacting your
profs?
Downloading
Your Notes?
Review after
increasingly long
intervals
High School vs.
University
O
See
www.su.ualberta.ca
or
InfoLink
for more info!
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