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Study Skills The keys to your success!. Why is it such a problem? Most IB students are not used to needing actual study time- they have done very well.

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1 Study Skills The keys to your success!

2 Why is it such a problem? Most IB students are not used to needing actual study time- they have done very well in middle school! Most IB students are not used to needing actual study time- they have done very well in middle school! Unsure of how to study Unsure of how to study Starting now might seem overwhelming Starting now might seem overwhelming Procrastination!!! Procrastination!!!

3 PROCRASTINATION Perfectionism Perfectionism Fear of Failure Fear of Failure Confusion Confusion Task Difficulty Task Difficulty Poor Motivation Poor Motivation Difficulty Concentrating Difficulty Concentrating Task Unpleasantness Task Unpleasantness Lack of Priorities Lack of Priorities

4 The Mystery Can be Solved! Prioritize & Make Goals Prioritize & Make Goals Commit to the Task Commit to the Task Reward Yourself Reward Yourself

5 Time Scheduling Long Term Schedule Long Term Schedule Fixed commitments only Fixed commitments only Intermediate Schedule Intermediate Schedule Major works for the week/amount of work Major works for the week/amount of work Non-study activities too! Non-study activities too! Short Term Schedule Short Term Schedule Small note card (keep with you!) Small note card (keep with you!) Specifically what needs to be completed Specifically what needs to be completed

6 Control the Environment Set aside a fixed place (quiet, free of distractions) so that it becomes the appropriate behavior Set aside a fixed place (quiet, free of distractions) so that it becomes the appropriate behavior Write down expected time to finish Write down expected time to finish Have a study hat- if the item is on, do not disturb! Keep it just for studying Have a study hat- if the item is on, do not disturb! Keep it just for studying

7 Stand up and stretch away from books Stand up and stretch away from books Set aside a regular study time until it becomes habit Set aside a regular study time until it becomes habit Dont start unfinished business (keep a reminder pad) Dont start unfinished business (keep a reminder pad) Divide assignments into subsections Divide assignments into subsections Relax! Relax!

8 Remembering… General memorizing: ideas without exact words General memorizing: ideas without exact words Verbatim memorizing: identical words Verbatim memorizing: identical words

9 How to remember! Understand what needs to be memorized Understand what needs to be memorized Use a special symbol to mark verbatim memorizing Use a special symbol to mark verbatim memorizing Study items first you want to remember longest Study items first you want to remember longest Use imagery Use imagery List key words List key words Teach others Teach others Use grammatical cues Use grammatical cues

10 Good Luck! Remember, it takes practice, practice, practice! Helpful websites Helpful websites


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