Presentation on theme: "If you want to pass tests and exams, you must know how to study."— Presentation transcript:
1 If you want to pass tests and exams, you must know how to study. How to study means …… ?How to study means – How to Learn
2 Learning must be fun Remember Find a study method that works for you. Keep using it year after year.You will get better and better at it.Learning must be fun
3 How to Study Steps to Good Learning Things to Remember – Study Tips Contact usExit
4 How to Study – Part 1 A presentation based on an article by Angela Norton Tyler.To read the article visit:These are study habits children should develop
5 Steps to Good Learning Get organised Get a study guide – What to learn How must you learn?Subjects where there is a lot to learn.Learn meanings and definitionsHow do you know when you know something?Do regular revisionA good habitA Warning – Chinese Proverb
6 Get Organised Which picture is ‘organised’? No – on a cluttered desk it is not easy to find anything.Yes – everything has a place and is easy to find.No – on a messy desk like this it is not easy to find anything.
7 What does it mean ‘To be Organised’? Everything has a place, like a folder or a file.Everything is easy to find.You know exactly where to look to find things.MathsEnglishScienceSocial Studies
8 Is your Mind Organised or Disorganised? A messy desk shows a messy mind.An organised desk shows an organised mind.
9 How to be Organised Put everything where it should be. Do it straight away – don’t wait until later or tomorrow.If you wait you waste a lot of time later, because later you will not remember where things are.DO THINGS NOW! DON’T WAIT
10 Before a Test, get a Study Guide A month or more before the exams, get a study guide.A study guide tells you what to learn.Study GuideYour teacher will give you a list.ShapesFractionsEquationsStory sumsYou will be able to tick things off when you have done them.Ask your teacher what you must learn.The list your teacher gives you is your study guide.
11 Before a Test, get a Study Guide Each teacher will give you a study guide for their subject.Ask your teachers for one.Study GuideLife SkillsStudy GuideSocial StudiesStudy GuideNatural ScienceStudy GuideMathsStudy GuideLanguages
12 Plan your Learning on a Calendar On a calendar mark off the days on which you will learn different subjects.Week 3MonTueWedThuFriSatSunWeek 2Week 1MathsMathsYou need to spend more time on your weaker subjects.Nat ScienceNat ScienceNat ScienceOnce you have learned some-thing you must revise it later.EnglishMathsEnglishMake time to study every day.MathsStudy for a half hour, then take a short break – 10 min.Get into the habit of regular study – it will pay dividends.
13 How must you Learn? This is where it pays to be organised. Get the work you have done during the term – homework, tests, class work.Do some of the questions again without looking at the answers.Work with friends.Work on your own.
14 How must you Learn?When you have done some questions then look at the answers.The questions you got wrong – those are the sections of work you must revise and learn.I only need to learn what I don’t know.I can mark what I know and what I don’t know.
15 How must you Learn?Many text books have questions at the end of each chapter.Do some of these questions.The more questions you practise the better you get.Do the questions in your text books.
16 How must you Learn?Things that you got wrong during the term – make sure you can do them now.Things you did not understand – make sure you understand them now.Work with friends and ask each other questions.Work on your own.
17 Subjects where there is a lot to remember. Sit down somewhere where it is quiet, and read what you must learn, aloud.Write down what you must learn.Even rewrite your class notes, but giving main points only.Write down what you must learn.Rewrite your notes giving main points only.Read aloud to yourself.Talking and writing helps you to remember things.
18 Subjects where there is a lot to remember. When you study, underline words in your text book.When you revise you look at the underlined words and try to remember what they referred to.Underline the important words in what you are learning.When you revise you will just have to look at the underlined words to remind yourself of the main sections.
19 Subjects where there is a lot to remember. If you are not allowed to underline words in your text book:Make two columns on a sheet of paper.Write the important word in the left column.Write a short meaning in the right column.When you revise cover the right column, read the word in the left column and see what you remember.WordMedial moraineMeaningIn a glacier, the rocks and ………
20 Learn Meanings and Definitions. You must know the meanings of everything you learn.You must know definitions by heart.Write things down.Write down words and their meanings.Sit and explain everything to yourself.Write out definitions you must know.Talking and writing helps you to remember things.
21 How do you know when you know something? You know something when you can explain it to others.Start by explaining it to yourself.Then explain it to someone else.Then explain it to someone else.Explain everything to yourself first.If you can do this, you know it.
22 How do you know when you know something? Stand at a board and explain it to yourself.Then explain it to someone else.Explain everything to yourself first.Then pretend you are the teacher and explain it to the class.
23 Do Regular RevisionOnce you have learned something, you slowly start forgetting it again.Refresh your memory by revising the work within a day of having learned it.Then revise it again a few days later.The more you revise, the better you remember.Now I know it better.I learn.I revise.I revise again.
24 Do Regular Revision Why do you make revision notes? So that you can use them to revise.Now I know it better.I learn.I revise.I revise again.
25 A Good Habit to get intoWhen you come home from school, have a short break.Then quickly go through the work you did at school.The work will still be fresh in your mind.Going through it helps cement what you learned in your brain, and you will remember it better.
26 A Warning – Chinese Proverb He who works regularly finds tests and exams easy. He swims.He who leaves everything to the last minute – He drowns.Try to do a little revision every day.Then, when the exams come you will have very little to do.
27 How to Study – Part 2A presentation based on Howard Richman’s study tips.To read the article visit:These are study habits students should develop
28 Study in Short, Frequent Sessions Short bursts of concentration are more effective.Sitting for hours is boring and puts you to sleep.Study for 30 to 45 minutes, then take a 10 minute break.After hours of non-stop study.
29 Honour you Emotional State If you are angry, tired, distracted or in a hurry, then …..Don’t StudyYour brain won’t take anything in.For best results you must be relaxed.
30 Review the Same DayIf you learn something new, go over the points the same day.If you wait a few days they will be much less familiar.Same day review cements the information into your brain.
31 Natural Learning Sequence First try to grasp or see the big picture.Then fill in the details.You will have much more success.Look at what the whole thing does, then look at the smaller parts.
32 Study Environment Set up a study environment that works for you: Privacy?Special lighting?Silence?Available snacks? Etc.
33 Respect “Brain Fade”The brain starts to forget older things it learned.Answer: revise regularlyRevising usually is quick, because the information is still reasonably fresh in your brain.
34 Create a Study Routine Study at certain times of the day. You will get into a routine and accomplish more.If you “just fit in” you will never get anywhere.Set up a calendar to help you.
35 Set Reasonable Goals Don’t set your goals too high. Set targets you can reach.Set your vision on the long-term dream.Your day-to-day activities must be focused on the short-term steps to get you there.
36 Avoid Frustration Don’t feel you have to rush. That gets you worked up and you don’t achieve.Remember – slow and steady wins the race.
37 Good Luck with your Exams! The organisedperson is awinner
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