Presentation on theme: "Day 2 – Effective Study Skills"— Presentation transcript:
1 Day 2 – Effective Study Skills Exam Boot CampDay 2 – Effective Study Skills
2 Introduction Day 1 - Organization & Time Management Day 2 - Effective Study SkillsDay 3 - Test Taking StrategiesDay 4 - Managing Anxiety and Stress
3 Knowing yourself - Learning Environment Finding a good place to studyWhat works for youKnowing your learning stylesHow do you learn best
4 Finding a Good Place to Study InterruptionsKitchen Table, Shared Bedroom, Single Bedroom, Attic, BasementNoisePhone, TV, soft musicComfortNot too comfortable or you may fall asleep. Do not study on your bed.SpaceNeed space for all your materials.
5 Finding a Good Place to Study TemperatureToo warm and you may fall asleep, too cold and your thinking may slow.LightYou need enough light to see comfortably, bright lights may be overpowering.SuppliesNeed to be fully stocked so you don`t need to look for things everytime you study.Pens, Pencils, Paper, Rules, Calculator, Thesaurus, Dictionary.
6 Knowing your Learning Style TAKE THE QUIZ!!!Primary Learning Style: _______________________________Secondary Learning Style:_______________________________
7 Tips for Auditory Learners Relate most effectively to the spoken wordOften information in the written form will have little meaning until it has been heardUse tapes for reading and class lecturesSit where you can hear well (front and centre)After you have read something, summarize it and recite it back to yourselfLearn by participating in discussionsFind a friend/classmate who will tell you what they learned from the textbook readings
8 Tips for Visual Learners Relate best to written information, notes,diagrams and picturesLook at all study materials (charts, maps, movies, notes and flash cards)Take good notes, after class fill in sentences and compare notes with other studentsWrite out everything for frequent and quick visual reviewPractice visualizing or picture words, concepts and even spelling in your headColour Code to organizeAsk for written directions
9 Tips Kinesthetic Learners Relate best to information received thorough movement or when physical activityis involvedLearn skills by imitation and practiceTrace words as you are saying themFacts that must be learned should be written several timesTaking and keeping good lecture notes will be very importantMake good study sheetsTake frequent breaks in study periodsUse a computer to reinforce learning (sense of touch)Memorize or drill while walking or exercising
10 radio cat knife sparrow pot fork newspaper telephone Ch.11Memory QuizPlate TV fly cowradio cat knife sparrowpot fork newspaper telephonecup camel smoke signalANIMALS COMMUNICATIONS DISHESCow radio cupCamel smoke signal knifeCat TV plateSparrow Telephone potFly newspaper fork
11 bear bicycle milk cookie cat apple bus horse lettuce plane lion Ch.11Memory QuizCheese car elk trainbear bicycle milk cookiecat apple bus horselettuce plane lionFOOD VEHICLES ANIMALSCheese plane horseApple bus bearLettuce Bicycle LionMilk Train ElkCookie car cat
12 Ch.11Memory TechniquesYou need to learn how to get into your long term memory and retrieve the info when needed.Learn from the general to the specific – get big picture or concepts first. This will make understanding of details easierCreate associations – mind is similar to a file cabinet. Try to make connections with previous knowledge or conceptsLearn it actively- talk out loud, move aroundRelax – much more difficult to retain info when stressed, start studying early
13 Memory Techniques Continued….. Create pictures – diagrams and sketches allow us to tap our visual learner and helps to organizeRecite and repeat – common memory deviceWrite it down in your own words – causes you to think about the information, can create ‘cheat sheets’Distribute learning – marathon study sessions not effective for recall hr sessions better than hr session.Use it before you lose it – info in long term memory needs to be access frequently or it will become harder to get. Keep re-visiting the information.
14 Memory Techniques Continued….. Mnemonics- A verse or formula intended to assist the memory
15 Study Skill Techniques Study when alertAlternate subjectsAlternate types of materialTry fun resources to make it funReview readings/notes within 24 hours
16 Study Skill Techniques Use short blocks of timeLet your parent`s know thisPlan study breaks - Budget time for funBreak down the larger tasks into smaller chunks.Study difficult or boring tasks first
17 Effective Reading SQ3R Survey – a quick scan of the chapter Question – creating questions from the surveyRead – read the chapterRecite – talk about what you are readingReview – keep coming back to the materialSample Text for Practice
18 The Cornell Method A simple way to organize your notes 3 parts Note taking area: where you actually record your notes in classCue column: when reviewing notes, place cues that will force you to think about the materialSummary: A few sentences that provides a concise recap of the lectureCornell Method diagramed