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Study Skills & Test Prep Guide
Transcript of Study Skills & Test Prep Guide
Think about everything you hear. Look and think about the information. Do you agree? Does it sound like it's real?
By making connections.
How does hearing the information help to fit to the things you already know? Does anything prove or disprove it?
By asking questions & being involved.
Mostly every teacher wants more questions from students. Even challenging your teacher is a good start.
By taking notes on important ideas.
Listen while your teacher is talking or jot down what your teacher writes on the board.
By concentrating on the speaker.
While listening to the speaker also take notes. It's not how well you learn it's how you learn. Its easier to study if you know your learning method. Here they are: one of type of research is internet research; S urvey what you need to read.
Q uestion yourself.
R ead, section by section.
R eflect, think about what you just read.
R ecord the main points in your own words.
R eview the main ideas. only write down valuable notes as you hear or read. As you set up your essay, set your essay like this..
Introduction- (usually a paragraph with a sentence for your thesis.)
Body- Start this with a topic sentence & every paragraph must connect with the ones before it & after it.
Conclusion-Repeat your thesis in other words, then summarize the whole paragraph Good thinking will bring you along way. Think about..
everything you read or see.
always ask "Why?"
ask why or where the information was found.
ask your teacher if you don't agree. "Do not be afraid to go out on a limb ... That's where the fruit is." - Anonymous If you picture it in your head... If you repeat facts out loud... If you write it out... you maybe be an auditory learner. You can remember facts by hearing them better than reading them; can say every word in your head as you read silently & follow instructions that are spoken. If you're an auditory learner.. you might be a visual learner. - You learn best by reading, by picturing things in your head. If this is you try... - reading & repeating important points out loud.
- listing the steps of the task out loud.
- learning from lectures and tapes.
- discussing concepts with others. Write down what you need to do and what you need to remember. 2: Plan Find what date your work should be completed and schedule time for them in for that day. 3: Do Make sure you DON'T procrastinate. & try to complete every thing you need to do. 4: Review Cross or check off the ones you have finished and put a date when to finish the ones you haven't Firstly, learn it well. Understand what your tackling with or try explaining/teach someone how to do it so it would be easy to remember. Secondly, give some time for your brain to develop the new information. Maybe review something else the same day. This will make it easier to learn new things. The third thing that can help you to remember is to REVIEW, RECITE, & REPEAT. It's easier than 1,2,3. Lastly, use some memory methods to help.
Think of things you already know. the SQ4R method; - distractions like the tv, computer or your cellphone isn't the best choice when studying. - good lighting is an great example. It must be not too bright but not too dull.
- temperature must be warm. - your area must be neat and tidy. This is to easily find the things you need. Adding to that you must have the things you need throughout doing your tasks. also remember your school or public library is a great place to study too If you are a visual learner... If this is you try... - taking notes to stay focused
- drawing out diagrams or pictures you are a tactile/kinesthetic learner. you enjoy hands-on learning and can put things together without instructions. If you are a tactile learner... If this is you try... - memorizing while walking, pacing or exercising.
- making a list or writing out things several times.
- learning by role playing.
- using computers or hands- on study aids. the internet could be the fastest & easier way of researching but it can be difficult. Some research could be wrong.
before using the site think about these questions...
Who put up this website?
Why was this website created?
When was this page put up? Is it current?
How well documented is the work? another type of research is library research; your best option is library research.
ask your librarian if you need help looking for the right book.
find out how the card/online catalog works. other types of research; you can easily use well known books or websites like encyclopedia.
always write down what you need while researching. while listening when your teacher is talking jot down things you need for a test or the future. Your teacher may tell you what to write down too.
summarize the conclusions. Test Preparation preparation tips;
before reviewing think about...
what type of test will it be?
how much of my grade is it worth?
what exactly will it cover?
is there a study guide or review questions?
when will the test be? Test- Taking Read directions carefully!!
Don't forget to write your name on your test.
Scan the entire test when you get it. Count the pages and make sure everything is there.
Take note of the questions worth the most points. Answer them first.
Right after scanning the test jot down things you think you may forget or some reminders.
Pay attention to the time.
If you don't understand questions ask!
After your done review your test to see if you answered all the questions. Read & Remember Essay Tips; start with a outline (slightly like the one above)
write at least 3-5 drafts
proofread your work! Not a lot of people do this often.
look at your grammar and spelling
check with your teacher if you're using the right essay type
ANSWER the essay question.
keep the handwriting neat; use a computer if necessary
count how many words your type or write, if you don't have enough this may lose some points.