Creating Good Study Habits Using SQ3R By Jolene Pfingsten February 14, 2004.
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Creating Good Study Habits Using SQ3R By Jolene Pfingsten February 14, 2004
2 SQ3R A reading strategy directly taught Develops study skills A life long skill that aids in reading comprehension
3 S = Survey Look over whole chapter BEFORE reading: Skim headings and subheadings Look at pictures, charts, maps, graphs, and read information under each Read chapter introduction, new words, and summary Read chapter questions if any
4 Q = Question Write down any chapter questions you will need to answer Put them aside and answer them later Put them aside and answer them later List new vocabulary words to define Be ready for T-notes Be ready for T-notes Turn headings into questions Use chapter questions to help using “who, what, when, where, why and how” words Use chapter questions to help using “who, what, when, where, why and how” words
5 R #1 = Read Just concentrate on the reading!! After each paragraph, ask: What is the main idea? What is the main idea? What are important details about the main idea? What are important details about the main idea?
6 R #2 = Recite This is a very important step! After reading each paragraph take a few seconds to think about what you have read: Talk out loud Oral note taking HighlightingUnderlining
7 R #3 = Review Try to remember what was in each section of the lesson: What were the main points? Now answer the chapter questions Define vocabulary (use t-notes)
9 Your Study Area Quiet No television or interruptions Well lit Organized with all materials needed Comfortable temperature
10 Study Time Schedule a regular study time Right after school Right after school While information is still fresh While information is still fresh Get into the habit of studying each day Don’t wait until the last minute or “cram”
11 Set Study Goals Be realistic! Select the length of time you will work After 50 minutes, take a 10 minute break After 50 minutes, take a 10 minute break Decide how much material you will cover Stick to your set goals!
12 Resources: www.clip-art.com www.gifart.com www.flamingtext.com SQ3R study strategies at http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/sq3r.html http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/sq3r.html Improve Your Study Skills at http://caps.unc.edu/TenTraps.html http://caps.unc.edu/TenTraps.html