2 Today We Will Cover The First Four Steps to Good Study Habits Create a positive attitude about studies.Form a partnership with your teacher.Set-up a special study place.Make and follow a study schedule.….and we’ll see a great video about how to study!
3 Our Second Session Will Cover The Last Four Important Steps Reading with a System (SQ3R).Active Listening.Taking Good Notes.Memory Aids (Mnemonic devices).
4 Study Skills Pre / Post Test Which of the following is not a way to manage your study time:Keep an assignment book.Have a regular study time.Write down all assignments at the end of the day.Break down assignments into several small ones.When studying for a test, which of the following is not a good idea:Review notes, outlines, and quizzes.Try to guess what the questions will be.Take study breaks every 20 minutes to relax.Explain the material to someone elseWhen studying from a textbook, which should you do first:Read the entire chapter looking for key points.Read only the summary at the front and end of a chapter.Read through chapter headings and subheadings.Get the big picture.
5 Study Skills Pre / Post Test TRUE OR FALSESkim pages if you’re looking for detail.FALSEWhen taking notes, try to write down every word.Dropping middle letters or abbreviating can help you shorten a word when taking notes.TRUEUsing Mnumometrics is a good way to remember lists.You should always record assignments in your agenda book.Laying on the bed with music on is a good way to study.Teachers should care about your success even if you don’t.True
6 Habits What is a habit & how is it formed? What are some good habits? … bad habits?Habits are created by doing something manytimes until it’s done without thinking.
7 Create a Positive Attitude About Studies Positive Self Talk, believe in yourself.Set Achievable Goals / celebrate when you achieve the goals.Nobody is perfect, give yourself a break, simply do your best!Preparation lowers stress, lower stress improves attitude.Stay away from negative people…it’s contagious!
8 Form a Partnership With Your Teacher Let your teacher know you care, participate / listen in class.Ask relevant questions.Turn assignments in on-time.If you don’t understand something…ask.If you need extra help…ask.If you ask for extra help and it’s arranged…show up!Know where you are academically.
9 Set-up a Special Study Place Study area BasicsQuiet & No DistractionsWell LitDesk or TableChairLampClockWaste BasketSuppliesDictionary, ThesaurusStudy Survival SuppliesAgenda Book & TextbooksPencils / Pens / ErasersColored Pencils / MarkersPencil SharpenerTape, Glue, ScissorsStapler, Hole PunchPaper Clips, White Out, Ruler, Rubber BandsLined Writing Paper, White Paper, Graph paper, Construction Paper
10 Make & Follow a Study Schedule Sunday evening make a list of all activities for the upcoming week.Record all activities into daily plans, insure correct days & time slots.Write in daily homework time for each day of the week.Allow additional time for tests & quizzes.Best to begin with more difficult subjects.Time should be spent with each subject each night.Keep your schedule in your binder, update as needed.
13 The First Four Steps to Good Study Habits Create a positive attitude about studies.Form a partnership with your teacher.Set-up a special study place.Make and follow a study schedule.Start using these TODAY and you’ll begin to see results!THANK YOU!
14 Read With A System (SQ3R) Before you read, Survey the chapterRead titles, headings, subheads, introduction, chapter review, summary, questions at end.Question while you are surveyingWho, What, When, Where, Why, How
15 Read With A System (SQ3R) When you begin to ReadRead carefully, special attention to boldfaced / italicized words.Recite after each sectionCheck for gaps in knowledge, reread parts not clear.ReviewText, Summaries, Worksheets, Class Notes
16 Listening Habits Inventory Two (2) points if ALWAYS, One (1) point if SOMETIMES, Zero (0) points if NEVERI’m in my seat & ready to listen soon after the bell rings.I don’t do other things while the teacher is talking.I don’t talk with friends while the teacher is talking.I listen carefully to directions.I ask questions when I don’t understand directions or other information the teachers present.
17 Listening Habits Inventory (contd) Two (2) points if ALWAYS, One (1) point if SOMETIMES, Zero (0) points if NEVERI take notes when the teacher is presenting information.I know when the teacher is making an important point.If I catch myself daydreaming, I try to get back on track.I look at the teacher when they are speaking.I concentrate on what the teacher is saying.
18 Listening Habits Inventory (contd) Two (2) points if ALWAYS, One (1) point if SOMETIMES, Zero (0) points if NEVERIf someone else is keeping me from listening, I ask that person to stop talking. If that doesn’t work, I ask my teacher if I can change my seat.I spend more time listening than talking in class.ADD UP YOUR POINTS…16-24 points = Good listener!12-15 points = Need to be a better listening11 points or less = Huh?!?!?!
19 Active Listening Avoid Distractions Focus on the TeacherChoose Seat WiselyBe Mindful of your EmotionsListen for Main Ideas & Connect these to Past Knowledge
20 Active ListeningTwo thirds of what we learn in school comes through the ears, not eyes (reading).Brain 4X faster than lips – empty time.Active listening = 100% concentration on what’s being said.Anticipate what the teacher will say.Read assignment before class.Don’t sit near distractions.