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1 St Joseph Sliema Senior 1 Seminar Ms Camilleri and Ms Attard
2 Study is like the heaven’s glorious sun. William Shakespeare SJS Sliema Senior 1 SeminarStudy is like the heaven’s glorious sun. William Shakespeare
3 Research shows that we remember only 1 % of what we hear. SJS Sliema Senior 1 SeminarResearch shows that we remember only 1 % of what we hear.To achieve study skills you need to learn to capture the essentials of what you’ve being taught.The studying process could be divided into three main components:
5 Strategy number 1: Note Making SJS Sliema Senior 1 SeminarStrategy number 1: Note MakingNote making if done efficiently it increases your chances of remembering things by six timesBenefits of good notes:Good notes will help you by:Showing what is important and what can be ignored.Grouping things together.Making you ask new questions.Having the ideas put down in your own words.Copying the shape of things as your brain sees it.Being good to look at and memorable.
6 SJS Sliema Senior 1 Seminar Strategy 1: Note Making
7 SJS Sliema Senior 1 Seminar Linear NotesBy selecting the most important sentence of what you read. Search for keywords and mark them with highlighters. These will help you shorten the sentence.Students with a high score in precision will find it difficult to highlight the keywords .
8 SJS Sliema Senior 1 Seminar ExampleThe Maltese Islands started to form around 30 to 25 million years ago when sediment and fossils were deposited on the bottom of the sea. The different rock layers resulted from different environments and geological times in which the sediments and fossils were deposited. Around 10 million years ago, these rock years rose to the surface due to African plate and the Eurasian plate moving towards each other causing the sediment in between to uplift. Therefore, all of the Maltese rock types are sedimentary.The Maltese Islands are made up of 5 different rock types. These are namely; Upper Coralline Limestone, Greensand, Blue Clay, Globigerina Limestone and Lower Coralline Limestone.
9 SJS Sliema Senior 1 Seminar Linear ExampleThe Maltese Islands started to form around 30 to 25 million years ago when sediment and fossils were deposited on the bottom of the sea. The different rock layers resulted from different environments and geological times in which the sediments and fossils were deposited. Around 10 million years ago, these rock years rose to the surface due to African plate and the Eurasian plate moving towards each other causing the sediment in between to uplift. Therefore, all of the Maltese rock types are sedimentary. The Maltese Islands are made up of 5 different rock types. These are namely: Upper Coralline Limestone, Greensand, Blue Clay, Globigerina Limestone and Lower Coralline Limestone.
10 Pattern Notes These are also known as mind mapping. SJS Sliema Senior 1 SeminarPattern NotesThese are also known as mind mapping.By having the main subject in the centre and write notes around it.In this technique you need to use abbreviations.
11 Example SJS Sliema Senior 1 Seminar sedimentary Maltese RocksedimentaryDifferent layers = different geological time25-30 million yrs old5 layers2. Greensand4. Globigerina Limestone5. Lower Coralline Limestone1. Upper Coralline Limestone3.Blue ClayExample
12 Summary These are not chunks of text but point forms. SJS Sliema Senior 1 SeminarSummaryThese are not chunks of text but point forms.Clarify the pattern by using underlining + capitals+ arrows + boxing + colour to stand out points.This is an effective strategy for students with a high score in sequence .
13 SJS Sliema Senior 1 Seminar Summary ExampleUpper Coralline LimestoneGreensandBlue ClayGlobigerina LimestoneLower Coralline LimestoneThe Maltese rock formed around 30 to 25 million years ago from sediment and fossils.The Maltese rocks are sedimentary.The 5 different rock types are found in this order:
14 How to read efficiently when studying? SJS Sliema Senior 1 SeminarStrategy 2:How to read efficiently when studying?SQ3R
16 SJS Sliema Senior 1 Seminar SQ3RSurveyThis helps you to get the general idea of the whole reading.QuestionAsk yourself question and write them down to remind yourself.
17 Read Recall Review Read Chosen pieces. SJS Sliema Senior 1 SeminarReadRead Chosen pieces.Look for the main chapter’s idea.RecallPick the main ideas.Make notes summary notes would be best.ReviewTest yourself on your notes to see if you remember.
18 Strategy 3: Writing Essays SJS Sliema Senior 1 SeminarStrategy 3: Writing EssaysWhen you learn essays are important. Listening, reading and making notes aren’t enough. Exams require essay writing. Essays identify how:Well you have learned and understood.Your strengths, so that you can be pleased with your achievements.Your weaknesses, so that you will know where you need improve.
19 Five point plan which will help you write essay. SJS Sliema Senior 1 SeminarFive point plan which will help you write essay.1. Understand the task. Ask what exactly the question is asking you to write about. Pick the two keywords and decide what they mean and what you must do. 2. Assemble the sources you will need. These are items you have been told to read sources like books, internet, newspapers, ideas and opinions held by you or other people.
20 3. Use the sources efficiently. Read using the SQ 3 R method. SJS Sliema Senior 1 Seminar3. Use the sources efficiently.Read using the SQ 3 R method.4. Make a draft.Do a web diagram and brainstorm, the key question that answer will form the essays ASK:Who? What? Why? When? Where?.
21 SJS Sliema Senior 1 Seminar 5. Write the Essays
22 SJS Sliema Senior 1 Seminar IntroductionWrite thoughts on what the question means what approach you will take and explain why.BodySeveral paragraphs each with one main idea and supported with examples. Present ideas in a good order so that your theme can be easily followed.ConclusionSummary of the main ideas conclude the arguments by answering to the question.
23 In essay writing consider also the : Style: Use short sentences. SJS Sliema Senior 1 SeminarIn essay writing consider also the :Style: Use short sentences.Keep language simple.Use good grammar, punctuation and spelling.Be tentative : Use words like “ This would suggest’or “It is possible that’or “it has been said that’Self – Assessment: Make the essay before the teacher does.
24 SJS Sliema Senior 1 Seminar RevisionExams are like a marathon and revision is the training for running a marathon. Thus, this should be a continuous process.What should you do:
25 Revision Use games like quiz to check how much knowledge was acquired. SJS Sliema Senior 1 SeminarRevisionUse games like quiz to check how much knowledge was acquired.Involve parents or care givers to support you in this.Organisation is the key to your success.Steps to revision.Choose areas which are manageable in one evening and divide each subject in chapters.Do a timetable so that you will not end up studying the same subject.
26 Time ManagementSJS Sliema Senior 1 SeminarThe best time is 20mins work then have a complete rest of 2-3mins.weekdaySaturday2pm: Arrive homeMorning: Essays and projects2.30: EatingAfternoon: Free Time/ Sports: Homework: Hobby/MUSEUM: Studying: Leisure Time: Reading TimeRestsubjectsMonday: Maltese/ ScienceTuesday: English/GeographyWednesday: French/ Home EconomicsThursday: Italian/HistoryFriday: Maths/Religion
27 General Organisational Skills SJS Sliema Senior 1 SeminarGeneral Organisational Skills1. Keep a diary and write on it what you have for home work and when is its deadline. 2. Cross out work that you covered. 3. Make sure that before doing your timetable you have all the necessary books for the following day. 4. Buy a folder with dividers showing the different subjects. Remember to keep ONLY the last Homework and Schoolwork needed.
29 Revise! Test Look through your notes and seek for connections. SJS Sliema Senior 1 SeminarRevise!TestLook through your notes and seek for connections.Without looking try to do the pattern notes.CheckWrite what you forgot in different colour or underline them. Retest24 hrs later on at your nearest revision time look ay your notes reminding yourself particularly of the words you didn’t know last time.
30 Start Now be organised, study, believe in yourself so as to achieve!
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