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1 Step 4 Learning to Learn

2 For a lot of people, learning doesn’t come naturally. Learning to Learn

3 For a lot of people, learning doesn’t come naturally. They may have developed bad habits that distract them in class. Learning to Learn

4 For a lot of people, learning doesn’t come naturally. They may have developed bad habits that distract them in class. Others get distracted because they are frustrated that they’re not learning effectively. Learning to Learn

5 The key is to be proactive in making sure your lessons are as productive as possible

6 Before Class

7 Think about what the class is going to be about. Before Class

8 Think about what the class is going to be about. Where does this fit in on the course? Before Class

9 Think about what the class is going to be about. Where does this fit in on the course? What were the main points covered in the last class? Before Class

10 Think about what the class is going to be about. Where does this fit in on the course? What were the main points covered in the last class? What homework did you have? Before Class

11 This only needs to take about seconds!! Before Class

12 During Class

13 Concentrate on what is being taught. During Class

14 Concentrate on what is being taught. Take notes of the main points – even if the teacher doesn’t ask you to. During Class

15 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see and hear 50% of what we write 70% of what we say (or discuss) 80% of what we practice or experience 90% of what we teach others What we remember

16 Concentrate on what is being taught. Take notes of the main points – even if the teacher doesn’t ask you to. Do not let yourself get distracted. During Class

17 Concentrate on what is being taught. Take notes of the main points – even if the teacher doesn’t ask you to. Do not let yourself get distracted. Don’t panic if you don’t understand absolutely everything. During Class

18 Concentrate on what is being taught. Take notes of the main points – even if the teacher doesn’t ask you to. Do not let yourself get distracted. Don’t panic if you don’t understand absolutely everything. But do ask questions to clarify things. During Class

19 After Class

20 Review your notes and what was covered in class. After Class

21 Review your notes and what was covered in class. Again, this only needs a very short time to help it lodge with you. After Class

22 Review your notes and what was covered in class Again, this only needs a very short time to help it lodge with you. Rewrite, underline or highlight notes. After Class

23 Review your notes and what was covered in class Again, this only needs a very short time to help it lodge with you. Rewrite, underline or highlight notes. Read ahead to get a grip on what’s coming next. After Class

24 Read ahead of what you are doing in the course. You will then understand it so much better when the teacher covers it. The biggest trick of all!!

25 How to LISTEN better

26 Try to form a good habit of effective listening in class. How to listen better

27 Try to form a good habit of effective listening in class. Of course, the first crucial thing is that you can’t listen if you are talking! You must make an effort to pay attention. How to listen better

28 Ask yourself: How to listen better

29 Ask yourself: o How does this relate to the topic? How to listen better

30 Ask yourself: o How does this relate to the topic? o How does this relate to what you already know? How to listen better

31 Ask yourself: o How does this relate to the topic? o How does this relate to what you already know? o What is the main point? How to listen better

32 Ask yourself: o How does this relate to the topic? o How does this relate to what you already know? o What is the main point? o What is the teacher going to say next? How to listen better

33 Ask yourself: o How does this relate to the topic? o How does this relate to what you already know? o What is the main point? o What is the teacher going to say next? o What is likely to be on the test? How to listen better

34 Listen for: How to listen better

35 Listen for: o Little extras that may clarify topics. How to listen better

36 Listen for: o Little extras that may clarify topics. o Other people’s questions will greatly help you understand topics. How to listen better

37 Listen for: o Little extras that may clarify topics. o Other people’s questions will greatly help you understand topics. o Marker-buoy phrases like “This is important …” “ It’s essential that you know…” How to listen better

38 Work to detach yourself from messers and to make your class time as productive as possible. After all, you’re stuck there – might as well use it to save yourself time later on! The next step is to make your homework/study time effective Learning to Learn


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