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1 Study Skills 2006

2 If a teacher told me to revise, I thought that meant my writing was a broken-down car that needed to go to the repair shop. I felt insulted. I didn't realize the teacher was saying, "Make it shine. It's worth it."

3 Study Skills 2006 Revision Technique Aims: To maximise your learning potential by introducing you to: your preferred learning style. a variety of different revision techniques.

4 Study Skills 2006 Revision Technique Boys will be boys…………..! Your gender influences the way you learn! Are generally good at 3D puzzles Are generally noisy, competitive and aggressive Need early success to stay on-task Can be greater risk takers

5 Study Skills 2006 Are more able to multi-task Revision Technique and girls will be girls! They tend to place more emphasis on communication and collaboration Are more able to work alone or in a small group Are more able to listen to instructions Tend to keep emotions…. ….and behaviour under control

6 Study Skills 2006 No brain? Revision Technique Answer these multiple choice questions: Left brain?Right brain?

7 Study Skills ) If you were doing a jigsaw puzzle would you: a)Sort all the pieces into categories before you start (corners, edges, sky, etc) ? b) Begin by sorting edges and corners but fit bits together as you spot them ? Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain?

8 Study Skills 2006 Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain? 2) Which box would you more readily pair with Box 1: a or b ? Box 1(a) (b)

9 Study Skills )With a new MP3 player, mobile phone, etc would you be more likely to: a)Briefly examine the instruction manual and then experiment ? b) Carefully read and follow the instructions ? Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain?

10 Study Skills ) If you were going on holiday, would you prefer to: a)Plan what you are going to do well in advance ? b) Book at the last minute and try and get a bargain ? Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain?

11 Study Skills 2006 a)Fairly often ? b) Hardly ever ? 5)Do you have hunches about the future or how things will turn out: Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain?

12 Study Skills ) When you are writing an essay or a letter, do you: a)Regularly check your work and read what you have written ? b) Find checking your work a bit of a chore ? Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain?

13 Study Skills ) Is your work area: a)Organised and you can find things easily ? b) Untidy so you have to search to find things ? Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain?

14 Study Skills ) When you are given a task with a deadline, do you: a)Usually plan in advance and beat the deadline ? b) Only really get stuck in as the deadline approaches ? Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain?

15 Study Skills ) Which box would you more readily pair with Box 1: a or b ? Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain? Box 1 (a)(b)

16 Study Skills ) When faced with a problem, would you tend to: a)Get a feel for the situation and the possible solutions ? b) Gather and analyse the facts so that you understand the situation better ? Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain?

17 Study Skills ) When tackling a project are you more likely to: a)Make a few notes to start with ? b) Work on the overall structure ? Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain?

18 Study Skills ) Do you prefer to: a)Read the book then decide whether to see the film ? b) See the film ? Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain?

19 Study Skills 2006 Give yourself 1 mark each time you answered: a)to questions 2, 3, 5, 10 & 11 b) to questions 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12 Look at your total score on this scale: Left Right Left brainedRight brainedBalanced Make a note of whether you are LEFT BRAINED RIGHT BRAINED BALANCED (any slight preference?) Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain?

20 Study Skills 2006 Structure Being organised Clear instructions to follow Written information Checking their work Reading & writing Working to deadlines Working in a linear way – first point, then second point etc. Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain? LEFT BRAINED PEOPLE PREFER:

21 Study Skills 2006 Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain? RIGHT BRAINED PEOPLE PREFER: Working from intuition & guesswork Setting their own deadlines Looking at the big picture - the whole task Learning from a video, role play or watching a demonstration Self-selected tasks Hands-on experience Open-ended tasks RIGHT BRAINED PEOPLE MAY APPEAR DISORGANISED

22 Study Skills 2006 Most people use both sides of their brain, but the balance may differ between individuals. Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain? Most people have a preference for one hemisphere, however. You can now use your understanding of your own mind to create a learning profile of yourself... …..it will help you work out the best way to tackle your studying

23 Study Skills 2006 Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain? If youre mostly left brained : You need: Structure… Because: Clear instructions…... Written information... Working in a linear manner... …..………....you like order and cant work efficiently in chaos. …...you like direction....you like to re-read information to clarify and check your work. …...you like to go through tasks step by step.

24 Study Skills 2006 Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain? If youre mostly right brained : You need: Open-ended tasks… Because: The big picture…. Self-selecting tasks.. To work from intuition... …you make connections to prior learning. …it allows you to get an overview of the whole process. …it allows you to choose between group work or working alone. …it allows you to learn by discovery.

25 Study Skills 2006 Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain? you tend to analyse things, working out possible consequences before embarking on a task. If youre mostly left brained : you dont like working in a chaotic environment. you will have good notes, in order and possibly even colour-coded.

26 Study Skills 2006 Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain? you tend to live for the moment and not think too much about consequences. If youre mostly right brained : you like to be creative and imaginative when tackling tasks. you have good ideas about tackling tasks – but arent necessarily good at completing that task. you dont like deadlines and they may cause you stress. you should incorporate videos, graphs, mind-maps, computers and colour into your studying.

27 Study Skills 2006 Revision Technique – Left brain? Right brain? Left brained or Right brained?

28 Study Skills 2006 B: MATHEMATICAL / LOGICALScore I have a feeling for working with numbers_____ I am good at picking out patterns_____ I enjoy problem solving_____ I like to work through a task in an orderly, logical way_____ Total C: VISUAL / SPATIALScore I am good at map reading_____ I find puzzles which involve rotating shapes easy_____ I can hold an image in my mind_____ I find maps/diagrams help to understand information_____ Total D: MUSICALScore I can remember a tune easily_____ I can play a musical instrument_____ I can recognise different instruments playing together_____ I enjoy listening to or making music_____ Total E: KINAESTHETICScore I like working with my hands_____ I find it difficult to sit still for a long time_____ I enjoy physical activity and am well coordinated_____ I prefer hands-on learning to reading or listening_____ Total F: INTER-PERSONALScore I work well in a team_____ I have a lot of empathy with others_____ I enjoy mixing with others_____ I am good at talking people into doing things_____ Total G: INTRA-PERSONALScore I am self-motivated_____ I am good at controlling my moods_____ I am aware of my own behaviour_____ I am comfortable on my own_____ Total Revision Technique – Multiple Intelligence Profile StronglyAgreeNeutralDisagreeStrongly aagree disagree A: LINGUISTICScore I find it easy to express myself in writing_____ I find it easy to follow a lecture or written article_____ I have a large vocabulary_____ I am good at explaining things to others_____ Total

29 Study Skills 2006 Revision Technique – Multiple Intelligence Profile The greater your score the greater your strength in each field Knowing your strengths can help you adapt the way you do things to make the most of them. It can also prevent you from relying too much upon skills where you are not so strong. It is possible to develop strengths in areas of weakness – check out the KGS Study Skills website to find out how!

30 Study Skills 2006 Revision Technique – What can I do to help me remember? Use mnemonics- Mnemonic: n. A device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering. 30 days has September, April, June and November…

31 Study Skills 2006 Revision Technique – What can I do to help me remember? Use mnemonics-Silly Sentences – make up your own! Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto My Very Efficient Memory Just Stores Up Nine Planets - great for remembering lists: - or for remembering spellings - the sillier the better ! Oesophagus One Enormous Smelly Old Pig Had A Giant Unbelievable Snout !

32 Study Skills 2006 May I have a large container of coffee? Revision Technique – What can I do to help me remember? Use mnemonics-Silly Sentences – make up your own! - or even for remembering formulae: Counting the letters of each word gives you the value of pi to 7 places ! Check out the KGS Study Skills website to find links to websites dedicated to listing mnemonics you can use !

33 Study Skills 2006 Revision Technique – What can I do to help me remember? Use mnemonics-Rhyming Associations ! 1 gun Visualise the first item being fired from a gun 2 shoe Visualise the second thing and shoes 3 tree Visualise the third item growing from a tree 4 door Visualise the 4th item with a door 5 hive Visualise the fifth item with a hive or with bees 6 bricks Visualise the sixth item with bricks 7 heaven Visualise the seventh item with heaven 8 plate Visualise the 8th item on a plate as if it is food 9 line Visualise yourself fishing with the 9th item on your line 10 hen Visualise the 10th item with a chicken. - the sillier the better ! For example to remember the following grocery list of 10 items: Milk: Picture a stream of milk being fired from a gun Eggs: Picture an egg wearing shoes Butter: Picture sticks of butter growing from a tree Bread: Picture a door made from bread Jam : Picture bees flying from a jam jar Beer: Picture a brick house with cans where the bricks should be Toilet paper: Imagine A roll of TP with angel wings and a halo Soap: Picture a bar of soap on a plate- yum Razor blades: Picture yourself reeling in a razor blade as if it's a fish Batteries: Picture a mechanical hen that runs on batteries If this sounds obscure, close your eyes and try to remember the grocery list you just read. You may be surprised.

34 Study Skills 2006 Revision Technique – What can I do to help me remember? Break work down into small sections – theyre easier to handle Its no co-incidence that the BBC revision website is called Bitesize ! Highlight keywords in your notes so they are easier to spot ! Highlight Colour code your notes to highlight different themes ! Colour code

35 Study Skills 2006 Use Spider Diagrams Revision Technique – What can I do to help me remember? Easy to read Colour And for emphasis use…. Size to show importance Size Shape

36 Study Skills 2006 Revision Technique – What can I do to help me remember? Be Imaginative Record yourself reading your notes out loud Play it back whilst relaxing or doing other things Get together on MSN with 3 or 4 friends One asks questions on a topic – the others see who can answer first Get together with 3 or 4 friends Each create a PowerPoint on a different topic Swap Power Points

37 Study Skills 2006 Revision Technique – What can I do to help me remember? Be Imaginative Build a REVISION WALL !

38 Study Skills 2006 Making a Timetable If you fail to prepare, You must prepare to fail!


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