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Learning to Learn
Transcript of Learning to Learn
Step 1: Write down the things that need to be done.
Step 2: Write the order of your homework (that you have to do it in) and then make a schedule.
Step 3: Check if you're done all your homework, if not reschedule it.
*Remember to check what needs done everyday*
DO NOT watch T.V while doing homework
Get all stationaries that you will be using ready
Always keep your study area clean
Time and Attitude
Take short breaks in between
Finish you homework earlier
Give yourself a treat after
Never think negative
Ask someone if you need help
When and Where to Study
Study when you concentrate (day or night etc.)
You need silence, excellent lighting, good temperature, a comfortable chair, clean study area and needed stationaries
Listen and Learn
Critical Thinker: think about what you just heard
Make Connections: Did this happen to you?
Ask Questions: Ask if you are confused or unclear? Ask questions.
Notes: Take notes on main ideas and important one. Remember to use you own words.
Focus: Always focus on the speaker. (usually the teacher) It's easy to get distracted after a long time.
Read Out Loud
Imagine it in your Head
Write it Down
You learn by repeating it out loud.
Things to try: You will learn better from speeches, tapes etc. Brainstorm ideas and thoughts with friends.
You learn by picturing things.
Things to try: Take notes to stay focused while listening to the teacher. Draw charts, diagrams and tables to help you.
You learn with you hands.
Things to try: Memorize while walking around, write it down several times and you can use the computer as well.
The girl in the picture is taking down notes while listening to the teacher so she is probably imagines pictures in her head. To stay focused she is writing notes.
Study tips that will make you successful
Where to Find Information
The best websites are done by governments, universities, magazines and newspaper.
Find out who posted the website and why they posted it?
Also find out when they published the website
Research at the Library
Make sure you know the Dewey Decimal system
The online library catalouge is also important, so make sure you know that to.
If you need any help ask the librarian.
When you 1st start doing research,
go through basic resources.
Cite all the sour
that you use.
Make sure you have a dictio
nary and a thesaurus with you.
Do not use personal inter
views and things similar to that.
Read and Remember
Scan through the titles, headlines, subtitles etc.
Ask yourself questions like "What am I going to read?".
Make connections and then review what you just read.
All of these steps are part of the SQ4R method.
When you're writing down notes, use your own words.
Read main ideas out loud/in your head and then put them in your own words.
Write down main points/supporting facts:
write down main topics/summarize ideas
listen or read for main points
summarize the conclusion
The Cornell Writing Method:
it is a very popular method of taking notes
draw a margin (just like a line on a line piece of paper)
write down any notes, keywords, examples etc. in the margin
use your own words, initials, abbreviations, point form
listen and take notes 80% of the time
read and take notes 20% of the time
The Cornell Writing Method
Always start by introducing your topic with an introduction paragraph
After that write a paragraph for each supporting detail.
Finally end it with a concluding paragraph.
Here are some tips:
Write an outline for your essay before you write it.
Answer the essay question, do not "write about" it
Do Not write an essay too long or to short
Get thinking skills (below)
Think about what you read,see and hear
Why are they like as they are? Why are they present like that? Think about that
Respectfully challenge the teacher if you disagree
How Not to Forget
Learn It!- understand it then make questions or assignments for yourself
Time!- Give yourself time and your brain to remember it, go over it everyday for 5 or 10 minutes
Review! Recite! Repeat!- after you read something, say it out loud in you own words
Memory Tricks!- make a mental outline, picture, examples etc. if things you already know about the topic
Before Reviewing :
find out what kind of test it is
How much the whole test is out of
Before studying for a test find out all these followings:
Write down what you need to study
When is the test?
Get study guides and review sheet
Sleep! It will refresh your brain.
Eat a healthy breakfast before the test.
Get all your worksheets, review sheets to study.
Make a study
Take short breaks in between
write book headings into questions and answer them
highlight the main notes
go through you review worksheets
have someone test you
read all the directions on the test
don't forget to to write your name
see how much each question is worth (ex. 2 marks write 2 answers)
make sure you know how much time you have
if the directions are confusing, ask your teacher
after your done the test, scan over the test to make sure you have answered all the questions
Different strategies for different tests
Use a calculator if you can
Show your work if you need to
don't forget to add units if you need to
for ex. a 0 can be mistaken for a 6
look at the verbs: describe, contrast, compare, prove etc.
if you are running out of time, write the rest in point form
take a scrap piece of paper with you
Usually on the computer
answer the easy questions first
answer all the questions if you won't get a mark off of the questions that are answered wrong
go with your 1st instinct if you are guessing
usually the detailed answer is correct
match the easy ones first
match everything if you won't lose a mark
Short answer test
if a answer will be worth 2 marks, write 2 answers
Thanks for watching and hope you have learned some life helping tips