3 of 36 Lesson 1 will introduce you to what the CPC Way means. Lesson Goals In this lesson you will: Lesson 1: CPC CC CC PP Click here to continue. Learn what CPC means. Take the capacity testyour Take the capacity test to determine your capacity to remember things. capacity to remember things.
4 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC Better grades Better grades Higher grades—easier and faster Higher grades—easier and faster The CPC Way Has Suggestions For:
5 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC Be a winner Be a winner Get a good job Get a good job Become whatever you want to be Become whatever you want to be Why Use the CPC Way?
6 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC New way. Learn a simple but powerful and effective new way of improving achievement. a. Simple. Only one principle a. Simple. Only one principle b. Powerful. Use in all subjects b. Powerful. Use in all subjects c. Effective. Research findings say it works c. Effective. Research findings say it works CPC. It’s as easy as CPC. How Does the CPC Way Work? PPC C C C
7 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC Capacity: Quantity remembered at one time Intermediate (middle) school students: 5 things (e.g., 5 words) You? To find out, get ready with paper and pencil. Capacity
8 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC Slides in the test will advance automatically. List one: Memorize the word pairs (e.g., hot day) for 1 minute. Write down what you remember in any order for 2 minutes. Remember one word only? Write it. List two: 1 minute to study 2 minutes to write Test-Taking Directions (Timing: Automatic)
9 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC The next few slides will show the two parts of the test. Follow these scoring instructions. (We’ll give them to you again after the test.) Word pair correct: 2 points Word pair correct: 2 points (ignore spelling errors) One word only: 1 point One word only: 1 point Add scores together & divide by 2. Add scores together & divide by 2. Take division to two decimal places. Take division to two decimal places. Example: 8 + 7 = 15 ÷ 2 = 7.50 Example: 8 + 7 = 15 ÷ 2 = 7.50 Scoring Your Test
10 of 36 Memorize these word pairs: warm puppyclear desk soft pencilcorner picture young ridertough lion early springbald eagle huge beanbrave guest gentle ponyhuge cabin purple giantgreat guide metal floorwarm winter dirty bearbaby sister cloudy morningstorm watch Form A: List One
11 of 36 Now write the words you remember. You have 2 minutes. This screen will advance automatically.
12 of 36 Form A: List Two Memorize these word pairs: fair faceearly morning every schoolmany nights cool waterdeep pond big bussmall boats loud noiseblue sky white paperblack shoes dark hairred wolf large numberhigh mountain powerful manpretty girl many friendssick dog
13 of 36 Now write the words you remember. You have 2 minutes. This screen will advance automatically.
14 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC Here are the scoring instructions again. Word pair correct: 2 points Word pair correct: 2 points (ignore spelling errors) One word only: 1 point One word only: 1 point Add scores together & divide by 2. Add scores together & divide by 2. Take division to two decimal places. Take division to two decimal places. Example: 8 + 7 = 15 ÷ 2 = 7.50 Example: 8 + 7 = 15 ÷ 2 = 7.50 Scoring Your Test
15 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC Learn Whatever you try to learn, learn only as many as your capacity score tells you. Then, you must review. IQ Capacity and IQ are not the same. Grow Capacity continues to grow until about age 20. The Meaning of Your Score
16 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC After seeing several slides, you will be asked questions. The answers appear on the screen following the questions. Questions and Answers
17 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC C stands for Capacity (spelling: Cap a city, Capa city, Capacity) Capacity means how much something can hold. Pour more milk into a cup than it can hold, and the milk spills out. Your mind has an information processing capacity, just like a computer. Try to put too much in it at one time and some of it will “spill out” and be lost. Capacity
18 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC The capacity test you took tells you ho many things you should try to learn or work with at one time. Capacity is not an IQ score, because your capacity continues to grow until you are about 17 or 18—longer if you remain mentally active. Also, capacity is not very closely related to IQ. CPC is the capacity to process data—how many things you can learn best or work with at one time; IQ is knowledge that you have acquired. Capacity
19 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC Your data processing ability is very important. Everything that you are going to learn to improve achievement is based on it. Why? Let’s look at an example of why you should study only as many things as you can remember at one time. Capacity
20 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC You are asked to unload a truck filled with boxes. You can carry one without difficulty. Two may hurt you because they are too heavy. Someone else, however, maybe able to carry two or even three boxes without getting hurt because that person is bigger and stronger. However, both of you can unload the truck, but the other person may do it a little bit faster. The main point is: Both of you can unload the truck. Capacity
21 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC Capacity is the same. You can learn as well as anybody else, even if the other person with a higher capacity can do it a little bit faster than you can. Nevertheless, you will learn ways of improving your ability to process information so that you can be better than someone else who does not know how to do it. If your capacity is four, then you should try to learn about four things at one time. Anything more will be hard, perhaps impossible to learn. Capacity
22 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC 1. What word does C stand for? 2. What is the meaning of “capacity”? 3. What happens when you pour more milk into a cup than it can hold? a cup than it can hold? 4. What does the Capacity Test tell you? 5. Does your memory capacity grow? Answer your questions on a sheet of paper. Capacity: QUESTIONS 1-1 ? ? ?
23 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC 1. C = Capacity to process information. 2. Capacity = amount, the amount that a container can hold. container can hold. 3. The milk overflows. 4. The Capacity Test tell you how many things you should learn or work with at one time. you should learn or work with at one time. 5. Yes, your capacity grows. Capacity: ANSWER 1-1
24 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC P stands for Pyramid (Pyra mid, pyramid) A pyramid looks like a triangle. It has many steps, but they get smaller as you climb up to the top. Have you noticed that a book is like a pyramid? An actual pyramid is shown here. Pyramid
25 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC At the top of the pyramid (book) is the title. Below it are the titles of stories. Each story, in turn, has many paragraphs and each paragraph has many sentences. Each sentence has many words. If we let an X stand for one thing, we have a pyramid that looks like the one shown here. Pyramid X (Title) XXXXXXX (Stories) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Paragraphs) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Words) __________________________________________________________ Figure 1-3. Pyramid of a Book.
26 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC If you look at the pyramid closely, you will see that if you don’t know letters, you won’t be able to read the words. If you don’t know the words, you won’t understand the sentences, and so on. You must begin learning at the very bottom of the pyramid and then move up. A good example is arithmetic. If you don’t know what the numbers mean, you won’t be able to add or subtract. And if you can’t add or subtract, you can’t multiply or divide. Pyramid
27 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC Pyramid: QUESTIONS 1-2 1. What does P stand for? 2. What does a pyramid look like? 3. Why is a book like a pyramid? 4. Where do you begin learning on a pyramid? 5. In arithmetic, the pyramid tells you that if you can’t do addition or subtraction, if you can’t do addition or subtraction, then you can’t do what? then you can’t do what? Answer your questions on a sheet of paper. ? ? ?
28 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC Pyramid: ANSWERS 1-2 1. P = Pyramid. 2. It looks like a triangle. 3. Few things on top (stories and paragraphs); many things on bottom paragraphs); many things on bottom (words and letters). (words and letters). 4. You begin learning at the bottom of a pyramid. pyramid. 5. If you can’t add or subtract, then you can’t multiply or divide. can’t multiply or divide.
29 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC The second C stands for Chunking (Chunk ing, Chunking) Chunking means to put pieces together to make something. For example, this figure shows us, step-by-step, how we make a home. Chunking
30 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC In the beginning, we might add a bed, a chest of drawers, chairs, and so forth to make a bedroom. We can make a kitchen by putting a sink, stove, table, refrigerator, and so on. We can put a bedroom, kitchen, and other rooms together to make a home. We can also use letters to make words, words to make sentences, and sentences to make a story. Chunking
31 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC To put it another way, chunking welds things (words and pictures) together to make a single, meaningful whole. This whole is easier to store, recall, and use. In our example, the word “home” is easier to remember and use then naming each room and all of its parts every time we want to talk about “home.” Chunking
32 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC CPC: C = Capacity P = Pyramid C = Chunking C = Capacity or how many things you can remember after a brief look at them. P = Pyramid of knowledge, not only words, but also numbers and everything else that we may try to process. C = Chunking or putting parts (words or pictures) together to make a whole thing. Let’s Review PPC C C C
33 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC Chunking: QUESTIONS 1-3 1. What does the second C in CPC stand for? 2. What does C ask you to do? 3. When chunking, what can we make with sentences? sentences? 4. What does each of these letters stand for: C, P, C? C, P, C? Answer your questions on a sheet of paper. ? ? ?
34 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC Chunking: Answers 1-3 1. C = Chunking 2. C asks you to put pieces (words and pictures) together to make a whole for pictures) together to make a whole for future use. future use. 3. By chunking sentences, we form paragraphs and stories. 4. C = Capacity, P = Pyramid, C = Chunking. C = Chunking.
35 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC You have completed the first lesson. Wasn’t that easy? More importantly, doesn’t the CPC Way make sense? All right! You are on your way to higher grades and a better job! All Right!
36 of 36 Lesson 1: CPC In Lesson One we learned that CPC stands for capacity, pyramid, and chunking. You also determined what your capacity score was. urther explanations and examples will be given.Next In Lesson Two we will find out what the CPC Way is. Further explanations and examples will be given. Click the Next button to get started with Lesson Two. Summary