Presentation on theme: "Study Skills… Do you want to get better grades…then listen up!!!!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Study Skills… Do you want to get better grades…then listen up!!!! **Please give your presenter your attention and respect**
2 Self-evaluation Let’s evaluate ourselves? I usually cram before a test I usually daydream in class or doodleI do not take notesI do not remember what I just read
3 Self-evaluation…cont. I wish I had better gradesI study in a disorganized wayI usually study with the TV or radio onI wait until the last minute to do my workIf you said Yes to any of these – PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENTS!
4 Note-taking- take notes when… your teacher repeats somethingyour teachers writes it on the boardGives a list of itemsDefines a wordYour teacher pauses to give you a minute to write it downYour teacher gives a summaryYour teacher says, “This will be on the test.”
5 Other Tips When reading or studying… Make note of bold words Make note of underlined or italicized wordsReview tables and chartsHighlight 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: Think of all possible ideas, no matter how silly they may seemWrite all your ideas downDiscuss ideas as a groupChoose the one that seems bestExercise: 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 Today’s TestTake 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.When students have paper ready proceed to the next slide for quiz
8 TEST Directions – read all the questions and then begin. 1. Write your name in the top right corner2. Draw a square in the lower left corner3. Write your last name in lower right corner4. Draw a star in the middle of the page5. Draw a happy face in the lower center of page6. Give the face hair7. Ignore #1-6 and leave the page blank
9 What did you learn from the Test? ReviewWhat did you learn from the Test?- Always read all the instructions….Don’t just assume you know what to do.
10 ListeningPart 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.Make sure you have read the assigned work so what you hear makes senseThe following include ways to Listen better:
11 Listen up! Sit up straight Make eye contact Focus on what is being saidAvoid distraction – How? Talk as a class!Actively respond to questionsDo NOT interruptStop daydreaming – you can’t listen if you are busy thinking about other thingsWhat is the main idea being said?
12 Final Study Tips Make sure you understand the assignment Break down large assignments into smaller onesStudy somewhere quiet and organizedSet GoalsUse Agenda dailyGet all books/papers before you leaveEat a good breakfastGet at least 8 hours of sleepGet the difficult tasks done firstProof-read your work
13 Final Words You have a choice – choose wisely in how you study It feels good to be successful, try it!Challenge yourself this week to do betterCongratulate yourself when you have done wellFeel free to come and see Mr. Gregg if you have further questions on how to study better