Presentation on theme: "Adapted /Taken from How to get good grades – Woodburn Press"— Presentation transcript:
1 Adapted /Taken from How to get good grades – Woodburn Press How to succeedAdapted /Taken from How to get good grades – Woodburn Press
2 plus Ten Steps Evaluate yourself Believe in yourself Be Organized Manage your time wellBe successful in the classroomTake good notesKnow how to read a textbookStudy Smarter, Not harderUse Test – Taking StrategiesReduce Test AnxietyGet Help when you need it.
3 Evaluate yourself Take out a piece of paper and answer either AlwaysSometimeNeverfor the next ten statements.Save the paper and jot notes for yourself.
4 Evaluate yourself I complete homework assignments I have all necessary materials when I go to classI use the time given in class to start homeworkI take good notesI ask and answer questions in classMark responses Always, Sometimes, Never
5 Evaluate yourself I use tricks to remember information After reading an assignment, I know what I’ve readI get along well with my teachersI am good at taking testsI am happy with my gradesFor each always, 2 pts, Sometimes – 1 pt, Never – 0 pts20-15 pts – Very good student.14-10 pts –Could do better in school9-5 pts – Not very good grades4-0 – DisasterRegardless, this can help.
6 1. Believe in yourself“To Succeed, wee must first believe that we can”, Michael KordaSet attainable goals for each and every exam, unit, etc and for the course.Note card
7 2. Be Organized Assignment Notebook Binder for Notes / Handouts Keep study area neatOrganize before bedTelephone numbers of classmates
8 3. Manage your time well Use class and study time well Create a study planPrepare for sabotageWhat keeps you from studyingDo a time schedule
9 4. Be successful in the classroom Be in school, on time, every dayTo be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, and to be late is to be replaced.Learn how to adaptBe prepared for every day of class.Choose your seat wiselyBody languageParticipateRespect
10 5. Take good notes Active Listener Pay attention by taking notes Important InformationMake your notes easy to read and writeReview note and clarifyGet copies from others when goneMethods
11 6. Know how to read a textbook Read it – Section by sectionStop at the end of a section and reviewTacticsSQR3Scan, Read, ReviewRead, Note / Highlight, Review
12 7. Study Smarter, Not harder Find a good place to studyGet Started on timeKnow your styleVisual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, etc.Organize your timeKnow how to study for a testObjectives, Key ideas, important info., etc.Memory TricksGood computer / Internet skills
13 8. Use Test – Taking Strategies Start off with good attitudeDevelop a planMark questions to return toKey words / hints in questionsEssay questionsRead, Brainstorm, Plan, Write, ReviewCheck answersBudget TimeGo over returned tests
14 RELAX!!!!!!!!!! 9. Reduce Test Anxiety Study Early and often Great Attitude on test day and night beforeGood night’s sleepRELAX!!!!!!!!!!
15 10. Get Help when you need it. ASK FOR HELP / EXPLANATIONS WHEN YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND SOMETHING IN CLASS.Don’t be passive, but participate and let yourself be involved in class.
16 Two Questions for you Was any of this new? If so - What? Was any of this helpful? If yes - How?