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Study Skills. 1. General Tips. 2. Study skills. Such as, Skim Reading. Note Taking. Mind Maps. Mnemonics. Acronyms. 3. Examples.

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1 Study Skills

2 1. General Tips. 2. Study skills. Such as, Skim Reading. Note Taking. Mind Maps. Mnemonics. Acronyms. 3. Examples

3 Studying is Accessing Former Knowledge. The pupils have the knowledge. They have already cover the topics. They have learned the content of the course. The focus at this stage is to recall the information on demand.

4 Using former Knowledge. In the final exam the pupils will be required to answer 5 questions. Each question will be based on one of the topics. The questions will have four sub questions. In Graphic Communication there are three main areas in the theory element of the course, there are 30 topics within each area. Potentially there will be 90 topics from which questions will be asked. S4 Pupils will be asked questions on topics which they covered back in S3.

5 Using former Knowledge. S5/6 Pupils will be asked questions on the same number of topics. They have covered the topics over 1 year, six periods per week. This time at a higher level, which is a big jump from Standard Grade. This is regularly underestimated. The questions require more in-depth answers.

6 Getting Started

7 Positive Attitude. If you start with a mind set which is negative towards anything you will not perform to the best of your abilities. You will be struggling from the start. Incorporate study into your life. You will need to cut down on time spent on certain social activities. Social websites, console games, texting, chatting on phone, watching TV, out with friends/family, sports, musical instrument. Clubs, organisations, you may be committed to can be a good break from study. Don’t give up things in your life for study. You will quickly grow to resent study if you stop any of these, so use them as a reward.

8 Be organised, prioritise. Have a plan. When it is time to study, shut yourself off (Phone off). Study Buddy. If you and your friend have the same learning style, the same subjects and ability, studying together can be very productive. However, if not the whole activity will be a waste of time. The later in the day the less effective the studying is going to be. Realistic expectations, you know your own limitations. Friends can either help or hinder.

9 It is important to interact with the information. Remember, you have already learned the information. Revision is just bringing the information to the front of your mind. Purely reading the information for the vast majority is not enough. Use techniques and strategies in booklet Parents take an active part. Make quizzes from notes, ask son/daughter to explain the topics to you.

10 Skim Reading

11 Having read the introduction and the conclusion your mind will be set to identifying the main points. Your eye will pause over the areas of interest then notes can be taken. Index. Go to chapter. Read introduction then conclusion. If more in-depth information is needed read the passage. By skim reading through the chapter. Never read a text book from cover to cover.

12 Note Taking

13 Note taking Headings Key Points Heading Topic Details Sub-point

14 The Princeton Method Headings Main Points Brief Details Extra Info (review time) Heading Sub-point Additional thinking Points added through refection at a later date.

15 Note Taking Glasgow Essay

16 Main PointsBrief DetailsExtra Info Glasgow Industry PastShips RMS Lusitania RMS Aquitania RMS Queen Mary RMS Queen Elizabeth RMS Queen Elizabeth II Ship building Major trading port Media Finance Transport Scotland’s retail centre Tourism Industry PresentThird most popular tourist destination after London and Edinburgh Home to Scotland’s leading businesses One of Europe's top 20 financial centres Population Greater Glasgow defined as Greater Glasgow and the Greater Metropolitan Area Present- City of Glasgow 629, 501 Greater Glasgow 2.1 Million Peak- 1,088, Relocation to new towns e.g. East Kilbride, Cumbernauld PeopleGlaswegiansDialect ‘Glasgow Patter’ On the river Clyde, in the west central lowlands Located Third largest City in UK London 1 st Birmingham 2 nd Size

17 S2 Plastics

18 The word Plastics comes from the Greek word "plastikos", which means easily moulded. Plastics are made by linking together the atoms of elements such as crude oil, gas and coal These form long chains of molecules called polymers. There are many different types of plastic, all synthetic plastics can be formed into various shapes with heat alone or heat and pressure. These new shapes become rigid when the heat and pressure are removed. Different plastics have different properties- they can be strong, hard, lightweight, flexible, textured, coloured and multicoloured. New plastics are continually being developed and made to meet specific product requirements and specifications. Natural Plastics- These include materials such as amber which is fossilised tree resin, horn, Tortoiseshell and Latex which is a form of rubber. Synthetic Plastics- These are the most common chemically manufactured from Carbon based materials such as Crude oil, coal and natural gas. Thermosetting plastics are formed by chemical reactions leaving them in a relatively fixed state which cannot be softened and reformed. They are heat resistant hard-wearing easily cleaned and can be coloured. They are ideal for pot handles, light switches and laminated kitchen worktops. A product made from thermosetting plastic will not soften with heat. Most of the plastics you work with in school are thermoplastics. They go soft when heated and can be bent or formed into shapes. The most common methods involve heating the plastic until soft, shaping in a mould, cooling until the plastic is solid and set in its new shape. Everyday products made from thermoplastics include polypropylene chairs, toothbrushes and telephones.

19 Plastics Two types Description Examples - (Remember to mention plastic Memory) Thermoplastic Thermosetting plastic Thermosetting plastics are formed by chemical reactions leaving them in a relatively fixed state which cannot be softened and reformed. Most of the plastics you work with in school are thermoplastics. They go soft when heated and can be bent or formed into shapes. polypropylene chairs, toothbrushes and telephones. pot handles, light switches and laminated kitchen worktops.

20 Mind Maps

21 Concept Tree (Brainstorm, Idea Shower, Mind Map, Thinking Shower) Main Point Key Point 4Key Point 3Key Point 2Key Point 1 Detail

22 Wedding Plan

23 Concept Tree (Brainstorm, Idea Shower, Mind Map) Wedding Venue Transport Food Guests Clothes Cake Starter Main sweet coffee Buffet Sausage rolls sandwiches TunaCheese Sponge Chocolate Cheesecake carrot profiteroles Chicken Melon pate Soup Carrot and coriander tomato Scotch broth Steak Pie Salmon

24 Concept Tree (Brainstorm, Idea Shower, Mind Map) Wedding Venue Transport Food Guests Clothes Church Registry Hotel Home Marque service To service Reception Brides Reception home Bride Groom Friends Family All Day Evening Cake Starter Main sweet coffee Band DJ Buffet Work colleagues All Day Evening Friends Family Work colleagues Friends Family Work colleagues Friends Family Work colleagues Local Hall Limo RollsVintage car Groom Who What Parents groom Parents Bride Tux Highland Sausage rolls sandwiches TunaCheese Sponge Chocolate Cheesecake carrot profiteroles Chicken Melon pate Soup Carrot and coriander tomato Scotch broth Steak Pie Salmon Local Cathedral

25 Concept Tree (Brainstorm, Idea Shower, Mind Map) Plastics thermosettingapplicationscharacteristicsThermoplastic Heat resistant characteristicsapplications Fixed state Usually chemical reaction based Easy to clean Hardwearing Pot handles Light switches Kitchen work surfaces Soften when heated Toothbrushes Can be reformed when heated again Telephones Polyprop. chairs

26 Heating plastic Drilling/Shaping/Forming/ Cutting/Finishing SafetyTypes How is it placed in the vice? Place in the Cut with a Technique Methods Temperature Safety Plastic Manufacture

27 Templates and free mind map software. Create virtual Mind maps.

28 Every good boy deserves fun mnemonic for a treble clef I before E except after C My Very Excellent Mum Sent Us Nine (Pizzas) Mnemonic (neh-mon-ik) Thirty days has September April, June and November Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain

29 SOH CAH TOA remember the relationships for trigonometry functions of the right triangle. The SOH stands for "Sine of an angle is Opposite over Hypotenuse." The CAH stands for "Cosine of an angle is Adjacent over Hypotenuse." The TOA stands for "Tangent of an angle is Opposite over Adjacent." Mnemonic (neh-mon-ik)

30 Design Factors The factors which influence design. F unction E rgonomics E nvironment D urability S afety C ost A esthetics M aterials/ M anufacture FEEDSCAM Acronyms

31 Now try the two examples for yourself


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