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Student Development B6Student Development B6 Fall 2014 Week 3 Instructor Jenny Peters
Assignments Due TodayAssignments Due Today SSE Student Planner SSE Why Students Lack Motivation (p. 3) SSE Manage Your Time (pp. 6-7) SSE Procrastination Survey (pp. 8-9) Journal 3 – Beating Procrastination Study Skills Exercise (SSE) may have been turned in last week.
Engrade www.engrade.com/student See your grades online
Quote of the weekQuote of the week “To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” ~ Marilyn Vos Savant ~ Columnist “Ask Marilyn”, Parade Magazine, former World Record holder for “Highest IQ”
ORGANIZE, DON’T AGONIZE Come prepared Schedule resources Take notes Organize all your papers and notes Use a Planner Prepare for tests Manage your time Prioritize Student Educational Plan
24 hour Develop a Schedule24 hour Develop a Schedule http://www.studygs.net/schedule/
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; A time to seek, and a time to lose; A time to keep, and a time to throw away; A time to tear, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace.
How to Improve Your GradesHow to Improve Your Grades 12 Things I Wish My Students Knew to Improve Your Grades By Graham Best, Teacher in Vancouver You Tube Video
12 Things I Wish my Students Knew to Improve Your Grades 1.First things first 2.Classical Baroque music for concentrationClassical Baroque music 3.Think of your classroom time and study time as your job. 4.Study is an investment in your future 5.You will feel better about yourself getting really good marks 6.Have the place you are going to study 7.Have the time you are going to study 8.Now, you are going to work 9.Trouble getting started? Think “I’m going to study for 5 minutes” 10.Once you’re on a roll, you’ll keep going 11.Make a list “I will read the vocabulary. I will read the questions” 12.Study 20 minutes, take a short break, come back for another 20 minutes By Graham Best
What is an “A”?What is an “A”? Grade:Means:How to raise grade: D / F Failure to master basic substance of course Poor performance in basic skills (math, writing) Often, poor attitude and work habits Work on all of these points C Mastery of basic substance of course Basic skills often marginal Improve basic skills (math, writing, reference) Master more advanced or intricate course topics More critical reasoning (learn fact and themes in proper proportion) B Solid, competent performance Good mastery of basic skills Can summarize and us course skills adequately Analysis, insight and creative approach A Solid performance Basic skills mastered Originality, Creativity, Depth of Analysis Sees beyond the obvious, looks for relationships and connections The attempt is what counts (In back of text book)
What is an “A”?What is an “A”? Facts: 1.No amount of point-shaving can really change a C to a B or a B to an A. 2.You cannot get B's or A's unless you give yourself time to think about the course material. This applies especially to papers. 3.You have to convince your instructor that you have the qualities it takes to raise you to the next grade.
What is an “A”? How to get from B-land to A-land B-level writers ask: What happened? When did it happen? Where did it happen? Who made it happen? Descriptive questions, describing what happened but don’t go beneath the surface. A-level writers ask: Why did it happen? How did it happen? What might have prevented it from happening? How did it affect other things? What are connections that most other people have missed? What will happen as a result of it? What might have happened if it didn’t happen? What have I found out about it that nobody knew before? What are some unanswered questions that nobody thought of before? Analysis questions. They take the incident apart to see how it works and what it implies.
Study Skills: Environment AnalysisStudy Skills: Environment Analysis Virginia Tech Website Select 3 locations where you study Answer 12 True/False questions Read Study Environment Handout Extra-credit: Write about your Environment results
Tutoring at BCTutoring at BC https://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/student/tutoring Other Student Support Services CAS Workshops: Critical Academic Skills Workshops located at BC and the Delano Center http://bcacademicdevelopmentdepartment.weebly.com/cas-workshops.html http://bcacademicdevelopmentdepartment.weebly.com/cas-workshops.html Student Success Lab - SS 143 http://bcacademicdevelopmentdepartment.weebly.com/student-success-lab.html Math Learning Center - SS 140 http://www2.bakersfieldcollege.edu/mlc/ Writing Center - SS 133 http://bakersfieldcollegewritingcenter.weebly.com/
1.Get help when you need it 2.Do your hardest assignments first 3.Get your homework done ahead of time 4.Study every day 5.Avoid distractions. 6.Be consistent. 7.Take breaks after 20 to 40 minutes of heavy concentration 8.Try to like what you’re doing. 9.Enjoy the challenge! 10.Feel proud of yourself for working hard!
Quick-Write 4 “Study Skills Quotes”Quick-Write 4 “Study Skills Quotes” Instructions: Choose 1 of the following quotes and write what you think it means. Quote 1: “I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.” ~ Abraham Lincoln Quote 2: “If you employed study, thinking and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.” ~ W. Clement Stone
Active Listening/NotetakingActive Listening/Notetaking Take concise notes (Develop a method of shorthand) Be clear Be accurate Pay attention Participate in class Sit up front
Cornell Note-taking SystemCornell Note-taking System Cornell Note Taking Tips 1.Record Main ideas 2.Reduce After class summary Link to information on your test Find visual images 3.Recite Talk out loud 4.Reflect Think over material 5.Review Before group study session Before reading new material Before the test Video
Dealing with Difficult Lecturers/Lectures Make it fun Study in groups Search You Tube for help Write notes in colors Draw picture of what you know Go to the instructor, or another one Get a tutor
10 Bad Listening Habits10 Bad Listening Habits 1.Calling the subject dull. 2.Criticizing the speaker. 3.Getting over stimulated. 4.Listening only for facts. 5.Trying to outline everything. 6.Faking attention. 7.Tolerating distraction. 8.Choosing only what is easy. 9.Letting emotion-laden words get in the way. 10.Not keeping up with the speed of the lecturer. Text book p. 21
Improve Your Listening SkillsImprove Your Listening Skills Attempt to anticipate the next point. Identify supporting material. Summarize what it is you are hearing.
Journal 4 – Study Skills Virginia Tech Workshops http://www.ucc.vt.edu/academic_support_students/online _study_skills_workshops/index.html Time Management Strategies Improving Test Performance SQ3R – Improving Reading Comprehension Improving Concentration/Memory Complete two of the workshops. Write a journal reflecting on what you learned in each workshop and how you will apply what you learned to your classes this semester. Due next week.
Note-Taking Video Lecture note taking clues: Material written on the board Material presented in a PowerPoint presentation Material that is repeated Material emphasized through tone of voice or gestures Material summarized at the end of lecture Reviews give at the start of class Text p. 23
Note-taking TipsNote-taking Tips Record o Main ideas Reduce o After class summarization o Link to information in your text o Find visual images, if needed Recite o Talk Aloud Reflect o Think Material Over Review o Before group study sessions o Before reading new material o Before the test
Test TakingTest Taking Study over a period of days or weeks, do not “cram” Small study groups of serious students If allowed, take the time to prepare a review sheet Do not stay up all night studying Come prepared Get tutoring Studying for math is different than other subjects
Multiple Choice Test Taking TipsMultiple Choice Test Taking Tips Read the question before you look at the answer Come up with the answer in your head before looking at the possible answers Eliminate answers you know aren’t right Read all the choices before choosing your answer If there is no guessing penalty, always take an educated guess and select an answer Don’t keep on changing your answer, usually your first choice is the right one, unless you misread the question
Multiple Choice Test Taking TipsMultiple Choice Test Taking Tips In “All of the above” and “None of the above “ choices, if you are certain one of the statements is true, don’t choose “None of the above”; or one of the statements are false, don’t choose “All of the above” In a question with an “All of the above” choice, if you see that there are at least two correct statements, then “All of the above” is probably the answer A positive choice is more likely to be true than a negative one Usually the correct answer is the choice with the most information
Test Taking StrategiesTest Taking Strategies Reduce distractions Survey chapter Create questions Circle questions at the end of the chapter Recite answers out loud Read in sections Look up words you don’t know Review your knowledge at the end of the chapter Keep up with reading assignments Figure out the best time to study Use the library and librarian Start a study group or get a study buddy After 20-40 minutes of focusing on your studies, take a break Use a planner Manage your study time
Test Taking Strategies (cont.)Test Taking Strategies (cont.) Give yourself time to prepare adequately o Analyze how you did on a similar test in the past o Arrive early for tests o Be comfortable but alert o Stay relaxed and confident o If there is time, quickly look through the test for an overview o Read the questions carefully! o Answer questions in a strategic order Answer easy questions first Then answer difficult questions o Review your test o Change answers to questions if you made a mistake or misread o Decide on and adopt study strategies that work best for you
Test Taking StrategiesTest Taking Strategies Video 10 Tips for Test Taking 9 Great Test Taking Tips
What is Mind Mapping?What is Mind Mapping? A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, ore other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organizing information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing. (Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map
What is mind mapping? A diagram to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items arranged around a central key word or idea A diagram to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items arranged around a central key word or idea
How are Mind Maps used? Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas. Mind maps are used as a study aid, to organize information, to problem solve, to make decisions, and to write essays. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas. Mind maps are used as a study aid, to organize information, to problem solve, to make decisions, and to write essays.
How do I arrange elements? Elements are arranged intuitively Elements are arranged intuitively Concepts are classified into groups, branches or areas Concepts are classified into groups, branches or areas Ideas are presented in a radial, graphical, non-linear manner Ideas are presented in a radial, graphical, non-linear manner
What materials can I use? Markers Markers Pens Pens Crayons Crayons Colors Colors Images Images MagazinesMagazines InternetInternet Original photosOriginal photos
Where do I begin? Choose multiple colors for visual stimulation Choose multiple colors for visual stimulation Each word or image is best alone and sitting on its own line Each word or image is best alone and sitting on its own line Use images, symbols, codes, lines Use images, symbols, codes, lines Lines should be connected starting from the central image Lines should be connected starting from the central image Begin with a word or image of YOU Begin with a word or image of YOU
How do I start? Start in the center with an image of the topic: You Start in the center with an image of the topic: You Use at least 3 colors Use at least 3 colors Pre-map what your goals are Pre-map what your goals are Add goals as they arise Add goals as they arise Associate prior goals to new ideas Associate prior goals to new ideas
What else am I mapping? Your goals! Your goals! CareerCareer EducationalEducational FamilyFamily FinancialFinancial PhysicalPhysical Public servicePublic service SocialSocial EnjoymentEnjoyment ArtisticArtistic OtherOther
Problem Solving Mind Map Prewrite ideas and fill in gaps Prewrite ideas and fill in gaps
Essay Mind Map Use branches to brainstorm Use branches to brainstorm
Language Mind Map Outline and condense material Outline and condense material
Guru Mind Map Lots of color around a central theme Lots of color around a central theme
Numbers Mind Map Add numbers to branches Add numbers to branches
Goal Mind Map Map out dreams and connect paths Map out dreams and connect paths
Visual Mind Map My goals My goals Creativity Creativity Expression Expression
Mind mapping video How to make a mind map video How to make a mind map video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8_H42 Z9wxA&feature=fvw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8_H42 Z9wxA&feature=fvw Wikipedia explanation Wikipedia explanation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map Learn how to use Mind Maps for Note Taking (2:51 min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4Rz5 nQppps&feature=related Learn how to use Mind Maps for Note Taking (2:51 min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4Rz5 nQppps&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4Rz5 nQppps&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4Rz5 nQppps&feature=related
MIND MAP FOR NOTE TAKINGMIND MAP FOR NOTE TAKING Video
Mind Mapping ExerciseMind Mapping Exercise Video Directions: Text p. 25, hand out and on Assignments page of website Use markers, pens, crayons, colors, images from magazines, the internet, or original photos. You can try: www.mindmup.com or www.wisemapping.comwww.mindmup.com www.wisemapping.com Due in two weeks
“One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.” ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 – 1799) German Scientist, Satirist and Anglophile
Homework RecapHomework Recap Due next week: Journal 4 – Study Skills Virginia Tech Workshops Read pp. 28-31 Due in two weeks: Mind Mapping Exercise Don’t forget to make time to do the Library Assignment.