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Learning to Learn - Study Skills
Transcript of Learning to Learn - Study Skills
Managing Your Time
Your Study Area
The best study places
Read to Remember
The SQ4R Method
Study in short, frequent blocks of time
Take short breaks
Get things done early
Reward yourself when your done
Believe in yourself
Concentrate on sucess, not failure
You can always ask for help
A Time Management Strategey
Record what you need to do
Plan out when your tasks need to be done
Complete each tasks
Review and check off tasks that are done
Reschedule tasks that are completed
Peace and quiet
A comfortable chair, with back support
The necessary tools in reach
Do you study better in a group or alone?
What time of the day are you most focused?
What motivates you?
Is background music distracting?
Questions For When You Study
Learning To Learn
Read and repeat important parts out loud
Discuss concepts with people
List steps of tasks aloud
draw out diagrams
highlight and colour code notes
visualize words to be memorized
Memorize notes while walking or pacing
Use computers or hands-on study aids
learn by doing or practicing
Listen To Learn
Be a critical thinker
Think about everything you hear
Do you already know some stuff?
Ask questions to make something clearer
List the important ideas
Look for sites from governments, universities, and well-known organizations
Who put it up?
Why was it created?
When was it created?
How well was it documented?
Become familiar with your library
Find out how the online catalog works
Ask the librarian for help
Always write down where you got your information
Keep a dictionary handy
Consider non-print sources like interviewers
Read titles and headings
Ask yourself questions
Section, by section
and think about what you read
Write down the main points
Read the main ideas again
Write down the main points
Summarize the intro
Keep the main subject in mind
Listen or read for key ideas
Give each point a new section in your notes
Summarize the conclusion
One paragraph + thesis (one sentence)
Give each main part of your argument a new paragraph
Every paragraph should have a topic sentence (a mini thesis)
Should all logically connect to one another
Repeat your thesis (with slightly different words)
A thesis can be almost anything as long as you have a convincing case for it
(ie: "Dogs are better than cats" or "cats are the best")
Start with an outline
Correct any spelling/grammar errors
Keep handwriting neat & fonts readable
A shorter essay will lose points
Think about everything you hear, see, and read
Challenge you teacher if you think something is wrong
Always ask "why?"
Always research all sides of an issue
Find out how and where your information is collected
How to not Forget
Understand the material
Review something the same day you learn it
Review, recite, repeat
Use memory tricks to remember
(ie: HOMES for the Great Lakes)
Strategies For Test Taking
Read directions carefully
Don't forget your to write your name
Scan the entire test first
Pay attention to the time
Ask the teacher questions if you don't understand
After the test, review and make sure your happy with all your answers
What type of test will it be?
How much is it worth?
What exactly will it cover?
Is there a study guide?
When will the test be?
Gather all your materials
Take short breaks
Make a study schedule
Make study aids
Sleep to refresh your brain
Eat a good nutritious breakfast on test day
Tips for Specific Tests
Can you bring a calculator?
Do you need to show your work?
Don't forget to add units where applicable
Do you lose marks for wrong answers?
Make educated guesses
Form an answer in your head before you read the choices
In general, go with your instinct
Bring a scrap piece of paper
Can you skip questions then go back after?
Pay attention to details
Read through the whole thing first
Start with the ones you know for sure
Unless it say you don't need to, write in full sentences
Be as specific as possible
Always write something
Read the question carefully
Watch your time
Always double space
Correct spelling and grammar errors