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1 Miss Buehrle School Counselor Study SkillsMiss BuehrleSchool Counselor
2 What are Study skills? Who can tell me what study skills are? Why is this important in getting good grades?What have you tried before?-note cards-study guide-practice tests-study groups-tutor-see counselor
3 How to get good grades in 10 easy steps What kind of student are you?What are you DOING?What are you NOT DOING?You are in CONTROL!
4 Step one: Believe in yourself “To succeed, we must first believe that we can.”In order for you to succeed, you have to believe in yourself!Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy- don’t let this happen to you!
5 Step two: be organized Use your planner!! Break down assignments -break down large assignments into small ones you can do each dayUse thee ring binder for notes-add notes you missedUse folders for schoolwork-keep separate folder for each classHave phone numbers of at least one classmateKeep your locker and back pack neatGet organized for the next day before you go to bed
6 Step three: Manage your time well Use class time and study halls-get as much work done at school as you can!Create your own study plan-WHEN do you have time to focus?-WHERE is a good place for you?-WHAT do you need to focus on most?Prepare for disruptions-Examples??-How can you eliminate these?
7 Step four: Be successful in class Be in school, on time, every dayLearn how to adapt to different teachersBe prepared for each classSit in the front of class if possibleBe aware of your body languageAlways do your homeworkBe a good group memberParticipate in classTreat others with respectTake responsibility for your grades
8 Step Five: Take good notes Be an ACTIVE listener-thinking and trying to understand informationTake notes to help you pay attention-helps to keep you focusedRecognize important information-most teachers will make this clear for you!Take notes that are easy to read-Cornell notesGo over your notes as soon as possible-Add key words, highlight main points, etc.Get copies of class notes if you are absent-homework now, from a friend, etc.
9 Step six: Know how to read a textbook SCAN-read the title, the section headings, and everything in bold and italic print-”information framework” to help you understand before you even start readingREAD-have a purpose-turn each heading into a question, by the end you should have an answerREVIEW-when you do this you lock the information into your brain before it has a chance to evaporate-makes sure you understand the material
10 Step Seven: Study Smart Find a good place to studyGet startedKnow your learning styleOrganize your study timeKnow how to study for testsKnow how to memorize and remember informationUse tricks when making a presentation or speechKnow how to write a paper
11 Step Eight: Be a good test taker Get off to a good startDevelop a planMark the questions you want to return toIncrease your odds on multiple-choice questionsLook for key words in T/F questionsKnow how to approach essay questionsImprove your math test scoresBe prepared for open book testsGo over all returned tests
12 Step Nine: Reduce Test Anxiety Who here gets nervous before a test??“A little anxiety before a test improves your concentration and alertness. Too much worry, or test anxiety, can lower your test score.”Ways to reduce too much anxiety-study early-mentally practice test questions-review the night before and get a good night sleep-walk into the test CONFIDENT!-take deep breaths, visualize yourself in a placethat you feel very calm or relaxed
13 Step ten: Get help when you need it When you have a problem,DO SOMETHING!YOU are in controlWe have many resourceshere because we WANTto see each of you succeed!