Agenda Session 1 - Learning About Learning & Organization Session 2 - Time Management & Memorization Strategies Session 3 - Handling Homework, Note Taking.

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<ul><li><p>AgendaSession 1 - Learning About Learning &amp; Organization</p><p>Session 2 - Time Management &amp; Memorization Strategies</p><p>Session 3 - Handling Homework, Note Taking &amp; Test Taking </p></li><li><p>Study Skills for School Success!This study skills workshop was created for you. It was written with the following in mind: Students want to do well in schoolStudents who consistently do well in school practice good study habits and are well organized Study skills and organizational skills do not come naturally to most people they must be learned</p></li><li><p>Learning About Learning 1Study Skills ProfileInterpret ResponsesWhat Does This Mean?</p></li><li><p>Learning About Learning 3How Much Do You Retain (Remember)?</p><p>10% of what you READ20% of what you HEAR 30% of what you SEE50% of what you SEE and HEAR at the same time70% of what you SAY as you talk90% of what you SAY as you DO a thing </p><p>What Does This Mean for Me?</p></li><li><p>Learning About Learning 4Left-Brain/Right-Brain</p><p>Left BrainRight BrainPrefer to work aloneFavor a quiet classMay choose to write an essay rather than work in a groupPrefer to work in groupsEnjoys collaborative group work May choose to complete an activity rather than write an essay</p></li><li><p>Organization 1TopicsSupply Update ListHome/School Communication FolderColor-Coded SubjectsLabeling AssignmentsSchool ZoneStudent Work Area</p></li><li><p>Organization 2Supply Update List - Sample</p><p>SUPPLY UPDATE LIST</p><p>TODAYS DATESUPPLY TYPEDATE NEEDED10/1/103 X 5 Index Cards 11/1/1010/6/102 black pens11/6/1011/3/10New battery for calculator11/10/10</p></li><li><p>Organization 3Home/School Communication FolderAt school - put papers for parents in your Home/School FolderWhen you get home - put papers in your School Zone (described later)Have parents check School Zone Put signed papers back in Home/School Communication Folder </p></li><li><p>Organization 4Color-Coded SubjectsAssign every subject a colorMatch your notebook/binder tab color to the folder colorUse colored tabsOn journals &amp; workbooks, use a marker to stripe the pages with the color for that subject </p></li><li><p>Organization 5Labeling Assignments</p><p>Give Every Assignment a Heading and a Title!</p><p> Julie Cantillon September 1, 2006S.S. Pg. 120 Review Questions</p></li><li><p>Organization 6School ZoneSpecial place where you put parent papers, a place your parents check every dayCould be a basket or a bulletin boardGreat place for notes for teacher, field trip permission slips etc.Leave yourself reminder notes in your School Zone</p></li><li><p>Organization 7Student Work AreaWhat does your current work area look like?How should it look? You remember more if you do your homework in the same place and same time each night!Necessary supplies </p></li><li><p>Time Management 1Use a large monthly calendar to write down ALL activities and due dates (post in School Zone)Block off study time in advanceTurn off cell phones, IM, TV, etc.Fix a snack - you dont need an excuse to get up! Have all necessary supplies in your Student Work Area</p></li><li><p>Time Management 2Estimate how long each assignment will take before beginningDo your least favorite assignment first to get it over withEven when you dont have much homework, spend 5-10 minutes reviewing that days notesTell yourself, If I just finish five problems, Ill give myself a break. By the time you finish five problems, you may be ready for five moreKeep the finish line in mind! </p></li><li><p>Study Skills Test(StudySkillsProfile Document)</p></li><li><p>Memorization Strategies 1</p><p>Two Types of Review</p><p>RoteElaborativeRepeating over and over until it can be recalledAlphabetSong LyricsMultiplication TablesStates and CapitalsVariety of strategies to help enhance meaningEssaysProjectsDebates</p></li><li><p>Memorization Strategies 2</p><p>Two Types of PracticeWHICH IS BETTER?</p><p>MassedDistributedMaterial only makes it to your working memoryMaterial will soon be forgottenCramming for a testMaterial makes it to your long-term memoryReview and revisit material oftenInformation should be reviewed ten minutes after learning and every seven days to keep in long-term memory</p></li><li><p>Memorization Strategies 3MnemonicsTechnique that allows learners to remember information using short retrieval cues</p><p>EXAMPLES:In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blueMy very earnest mother just served us nachos (to remember the order of the planets)WHAT ARE SOME OTHERS?</p></li><li><p>Memorization Strategies 4Types of MnemonicsChunking (grouping items for better recall, particularly numbers)Acronyms (using the first letter from a group of words to form a new word)Visualization (creating pictures in your mind or on paper)Peg Method (visualizing words literally attached to familiar objects)</p></li><li><p>Memorization Strategies 5Types of Mnemonics Continued5. Place Method (similar to peg method, but uses numbers and a poem instead of landmarks)6. Linking Method (linking each item to the preceding using crazy images)</p></li><li><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyMzmQ1_C6o&amp;feature=related</p></li><li><p>http://www.brainmetrix.com/memory-game/</p></li><li><p>Handling Homework 1Steps for dealing with homeworkUnderstand what the assignment is and write it downProper materialsUnderstanding directions of the assignmentRemember to bring it back to school and to the proper class</p><p>HOW CAN I DO IT ALL?</p></li><li><p>Handling Homework 2Homework Journal Use your homework journal to record ALL assignmentsWhen is the best time to record assignments?Ask questions about your assignmentsCross out or check off each assignment as it is completedReward your progress!</p></li><li><p>Handling Homework 3Prioritize Assignments - size up your task!Do least important assignments last (i.e., assignments that are not due the next day)Number your assignments in order from first to lastHow to Prioritize AssignmentsStart with most difficult assignmentEnd with extra credit or assignments that are not due the next dayThink of a time when you did not prioritize. What were the consequences of this?</p></li><li><p>Handling Homework 4Doing Excellent WorkUse good, readable handwriting or typeUse complete sentences whenever you canMake your answers to questions thorough, using examples and detailsBe sure your answers are accurate by double-checking your work (especially in math)By doing these things you will save time re-doing assignments! You will also learn more and you wont need to study as much!</p></li><li><p>Handling Homework 5Homework HabitsPlace your book bag in your Student Work Area as soon as you get homeTake out any papers in your Home/School Communication folder and post in the School ZoneComplete your homework in Student Work AreaEstimate how long each assignment will take (use a timer)Schedule short break times - preferably between assignmentsAs SOON as each assignment is complete and a parent has checked it, put it immediately in your Home/School Communication Folder</p></li><li><p>http://www.channelone.com/life/school/test_guide/</p><p>Take Quiz How to Remember Stuff.</p></li><li><p>Test Taking 1Be an ACTIVE studier - simply re-reading the chapter and other information is PASSIVE studyingUse distributed practice - review every night of the week, even if there isnt a quiz or test coming upAsk questions before the test!</p></li><li><p>Test Taking 2</p><p>QUESTIONS TO ASKREASON FOR THE QUESTIONWhen will the test be?This lets you know how much time you have to prepare.What type of test will it be (essay, multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank)? This will tell you how to study for the test.Will there be a review in class?Teachers often have a review for the test in class either in a special study session before or after school.Will there be a study guide or a review worksheet for the test.A study guide or a review worksheet can be a big help to prepare for an upcoming test. Will this be an open-book test?On open-book tests you can use your textbook or your notes to help answer questions.Will there be any questions about information from the lecture that is not in the book?Often the teacher will talk to the class about ideas that are not covered in the textbook. Make sure you have all the information in your notes.How much time will be given to finish the test?This will let you know how fast you have to work.</p></li><li><p>Test Taking 3What is the purpose of tests?When studying: recite, write, visualizeRECITEDescribe or explain topics aloud; put in your own wordsTeach the information to someone elseEngage in a simulation or role play</p></li><li><p>Test Taking 4WRITEMake chapter study review cardsUse a set of flashcards (vocabulary, definitions,VISUALIZEClose my eyes and picture in my mind any chart, diagram, word, map, event, time period, scene, experiment, or character that I am trying to remember</p></li><li><p>Test Taking 5Before the testFollow the teachers test proceduresAsk last minute questionsListen carefully to instructionsRead directions carefully and underline/circle important partsUnload (transfer information in your brain to the back of the test paper)</p></li><li><p>Test Taking 6During the testLabel all parts of the test - dont forget your name!Answer all questions; if you are not sure put a check mark next to it and go back laterBegin with the section you want to get out of the wayPace yourself if the test is timedDouble check each answerUse the test as a source to get information for questions</p></li><li><p>http://www.channelone.com/life/quiz_test_anxiety/1.htm</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0P5U9s4wYE</p></li><li><p>A Space That Makes You Want to Study (Or at least helps you get homework done better, faster, and more comfortably.)</p><p>No one homework spot will work for everyone, but follow these guidelines to create a study space that will work for YOU!</p></li><li><p>1.Set the sceneAre you a lone studier or do you need more activity to concentrate? Solitude seekers might want to set up a space in a bedroom or an out-of-the-way spot. If you thrive in a busier atmosphere or like to involve your parents in your homework, carve out a permanent corner of the kitchen or family room for studying. Try to keep distractions to a manageable level by steering clear of family thoroughfares.</p></li><li><p>2. Get comfortable (but notTOOcomfy)Are you too hot or too cold? Is there an irritating noise outside your window? Be sure your spot keeps you relaxed, focused, and alert. You might like to read on your bed, but if you fall asleep you're no closer to completing that book report so maybe a cushioned chair is a better bet.</p></li><li><p>3. Ergonomic-itIdeally, your work surface should be about waist-height. When you sit down, see if you can rest your elbows on the table without hunching up your shoulders and can put your feet flat on the floor (even if you don't always sit that way). If your chair's not the right height, try sitting on a pillow to raise your seat or tucking a shoebox under your feet to help them reach the floor. Slip a rolled-up blanket behind your back to keep it from getting sore. If you have a computer in your space, position the monitor about 18-30" away from you. An anti-glare screen is great for keeping your eyes fresh.</p></li><li><p>4. Light it upSeems kind of basic, but you're going to get tired and distracted easily if you have to squint at your books or can't see what you've written. Try a combination of overhead light and a reading or desk lamp you can aim at the books or computer screen.</p></li><li><p>5. Spread outMake sure you can arrange your work so that you're not drowning in a stack of papers. If you have a computer on your desk, position it off to the side to make space for pen-and-pencil work too.</p></li><li><p>6. Stock upWhat do you always find yourself hunting for? Scissors? A Calculator? Paper? Try to keep supplies all in one spot so you're not always hunting for things you need. Keep acalendar, to-do list, or planner of some kind so that you know what you have to do and when.</p></li><li><p>7. Organize itUse boxes, drawers, organizers whatever you like best to keep your stuff tidy. Ask your parent to help you and see if you can hang a bulletin board and wall calendar to help keep track of due dates and handy reminders. It's also great to have a list of your classmates' numbers who could help you if you forget an assignment or get stuck (we'd recommend contacting the ones who get good grades).</p></li><li><p>8. DecoratePersonalize your space with posters, pictures, artwork, or anything else that's meaningful to you. You're going to spend some time there, so you may as well enjoy it. You never know when gazing at that photo of your dog will generate a story or paper idea, or a picture of your team's top scorer will inspire you to new homework heights. If you have a lucky hat or favorite sweater that helps you think, keep it close by.</p></li><li><p>9. Turn off the TVI know, you're thinking "but noise makes me work better!" Perhaps, but noise, something to watch, and something that might interest you more than your geography test is just going to distract you. Try some background music and save the TV till you can give your favorite show the attention it deserves.</p></li><li><p>http://www.sparktop.org/dbtv/index.htmlhttp://www.keene.edu/aspire/study-skills/sq3r-a-study-method/http://people.usd.edu/~bwjames/tut/learning-style/stylest.htmlhttp://www.wright.edu/~carole.endres/learnstyles.htmhttp://www.web-us.com/brain/braindominance.htm</p></li><li><p>http://www.scholastic.com/kids/homework/quiz_timemanagement/index.htmhttp://www.easysurf.cc/memt2st.htmhttp://www.misscantillon.com/Studyskills.htm</p><p>**************************</p></li></ul>

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