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1 Study Skills… Do you want to get better grades…then listen up!!!! **Please give your presenter your attention and respect**

2 Self-evaluation Lets evaluate ourselves? Lets evaluate ourselves? –I usually cram before a test –I usually daydream in class or doodle –I do not take notes –I do not remember what I just read

3 Self-evaluation…cont. I wish I had better grades I wish I had better grades I study in a disorganized way I study in a disorganized way I usually study with the TV or radio on I usually study with the TV or radio on I wait until the last minute to do my work I wait until the last minute to do my work If you said Yes to any of these – PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENTS! If you said Yes to any of these – PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENTS!

4 Note-taking- take notes when… your teacher repeats something your teacher repeats something your teachers writes it on the board your teachers writes it on the board Gives a list of items Gives a list of items Defines a word Defines a word Your teacher pauses to give you a minute to write it down Your teacher pauses to give you a minute to write it down Your teacher gives a summary Your teacher gives a summary Your teacher says, This will be on the test. Your teacher says, This will be on the test.

5 Other Tips When reading or studying… When reading or studying… –Make note of bold words –Make note of underlined or italicized words –Review tables and charts –Highlight important parts (if permitted) –Create your own shorthand such as > for greater or = for same as

6 BRAINSTORMING This is a useful way to solve problems: This is a useful way to solve problems: –Think of all possible ideas, no matter how silly they may seem –Write all your ideas down –Discuss ideas as a group –Choose the one that seems best Exercise: Brainstorm as a class 5 possibilities and choose the best one for this scenario: You are failing ELA and you need to pass to play sports. What options do you have? Brainstorm by following the above steps and write them on the board. You have 3-5 minutes to do this.

7 Todays Test Take out a sheet of paper and take this test…there is to be NO TALKING AT ALL! Take out a sheet of paper and take this test…there is to be NO TALKING AT ALL! Directions: Read all instructions before you begin this quiz. Directions: Read all instructions before you begin this quiz. When students have paper ready proceed to the next slide for quiz When students have paper ready proceed to the next slide for quiz

8 TEST Directions – read all the questions and then begin. Directions – read all the questions and then begin. 1. Write your name in the top right corner 1. Write your name in the top right corner 2. Draw a square in the lower left corner 2. Draw a square in the lower left corner 3. Write your last name in lower right corner 3. Write your last name in lower right corner 4. Draw a star in the middle of the page 4. Draw a star in the middle of the page 5. Draw a happy face in the lower center of page 5. Draw a happy face in the lower center of page 6. Give the face hair 6. Give the face hair 7. Ignore #1-6 and leave the page blank 7. Ignore #1-6 and leave the page blank

9 Review What did you learn from the Test? - Always read all the instructions….Dont just assume you know what to do.

10 Listening Part of Good Study Skills is Listening – We have 2 ears for a reason which is to listen more than we speak! Part of Good Study Skills is Listening – We have 2 ears for a reason which is to listen more than we speak! Come to class ready to listen. Come to class ready to listen. Make sure you have read the assigned work so what you hear makes sense Make sure you have read the assigned work so what you hear makes sense The following include ways to Listen better: The following include ways to Listen better:

11 Listen up! Sit up straight Sit up straight Make eye contact Make eye contact Focus on what is being said Focus on what is being said Avoid distraction – How? Talk as a class! Avoid distraction – How? Talk as a class! Actively respond to questions Actively respond to questions Do NOT interrupt Do NOT interrupt Stop daydreaming – you cant listen if you are busy thinking about other things Stop daydreaming – you cant listen if you are busy thinking about other things What is the main idea being said? What is the main idea being said?

12 Final Study Tips Make sure you understand the assignment Make sure you understand the assignment Break down large assignments into smaller ones Break down large assignments into smaller ones Study somewhere quiet and organized Study somewhere quiet and organized Set Goals Set Goals Use Agenda daily Use Agenda daily Get all books/papers before you leave Get all books/papers before you leave Eat a good breakfast Eat a good breakfast Get at least 8 hours of sleep Get at least 8 hours of sleep Get the difficult tasks done first Get the difficult tasks done first Proof-read your work Proof-read your work

13 Final Words You have a choice – choose wisely in how you study You have a choice – choose wisely in how you study It feels good to be successful, try it! It feels good to be successful, try it! Challenge yourself this week to do better Challenge yourself this week to do better Congratulate yourself when you have done well Congratulate yourself when you have done well Feel free to come and see Mr. Gregg if you have further questions on how to study better Feel free to come and see Mr. Gregg if you have further questions on how to study better


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