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  • Drill of the Month Developed by Gloria Bizjak Study Skills
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  • Drill of the Month2 Study Skills Student Performance Objective Student Performance Objective Given information, resources, and opportunity for discussion, participants will be able to list, describe, and practice study skills. Study tips, techniques, methods, and guidelines are based on researched educational strategies, observations, and outcomes and are suggested by teachers and professors of various schools, colleges and universities and professional study centers.
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  • Drill of the Month3 Study Skills Overview Common Study ProblemsPOWERS Common Study ProblemsPOWERS Study TimeA-Plus Study TimeA-Plus Effective Reading Effective Reading Effective Note Taking Effective Note Taking
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  • Drill of the Month4 Common Study Problems P O W E R S problems P O W E R S problems Procrastinating Finding other things to do Thinking you will have time to study later Overwhelmed Too much work Cannot learn the material
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  • Drill of the Month5 Common Study Problems P O W E R S problems: continued P O W E R S problems: continued Wasting time Looking for study materials Figuring out where to start Environmentally challenged Home interruptions, distractions Station/office interruptions, distractions
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  • Drill of the Month6 Common Study Problems P O W E R S problems: continued P O W E R S problems: continued Recalling by cramming Why waste a semester: memorize in one night What caffeine is for What friends notes are for Sleeping Too tired to study Forgot to schedule sleep into your schedule Unable to concentrate Burned out with POWERS problems
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  • Drill of the Month7 Study Time A P L U S Guidelines A P L U S Guidelines Attend class: always go to first session Meet the instructor for class overview Get syllabus: course schedule, rules, expectations Get (or have) textbook If you miss, call instructor Read ahead; each session links to another
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  • Drill of the Month8 Study Time A P L U S Guidelines: continued A P L U S Guidelines: continued Attend to organization Use a day planner: schedule study time each day Plan sufficient study time with breaks Study when rested and alert Review material and notes every day Do hardest assignments first Do final review close to when you need to know it
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  • Drill of the Month9 Study Time A P L U S Guidelines: continued A P L U S Guidelines: continued Attend to organization Schedule other daily must-do items Working, eating, sleeping Errands, appointments Exercising, sports Family time, socializing
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  • Drill of the Month10 Study Time A P L U S Guidelines: continued A P L U S Guidelines: continued Prepare: Be organized, ready to study Have a quiet study place Introverts need a quiet place Extroverts and ADHD students need low-volume quiet or white noise Have all study items handy Day planner, paper, pens, pencils, highlighters, text, dictionary, computer, paper, ink, CDs/thumb drives, desk, chair, lighting, etc.
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  • Drill of the Month11 Study Time A P L U S Guidelines: continued A P L U S Guidelines: continued Learn: this is not the hard part, just time consuming Before class: read early, read ahead Highlight Outline Look up or research Write questions for class
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  • Drill of the Month12 Study Time A P L U S Guidelines: continued A P L U S Guidelines: continued Learn: In class Come prepared Listen carefully Ask questions Participate in discussion Take notes
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  • Drill of the Month13 Study Time A P L U S Guidelines: continued A P L U S Guidelines: continued Learn: After class Reread or rewrite notes Review chapter Read next chapter Make connections
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  • Drill of the Month14 Study Time A P L U S Guidelines: continued A P L U S Guidelines: continued Understand: If you dont get it, ask Take interest; make it make sense Relate this material to previous Understand concepts; determine key points Look for more information Stop and review for clarification, understanding Overlearn: reread, review, recite, recall, practice, talk or write about it, use it
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  • Drill of the Month15 Study Time A P L U S Guidelines: continued A P L U S Guidelines: continued Study effectively: Use time productively Develop study skills Study actively: ask yourself questions, review notes, find key concepts, look for links Think of possibilities, explanations, relationships not dead ends
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  • Drill of the Month16 Study Time A P L U S Guidelines: continued A P L U S Guidelines: continued Use SQ-3R strategy Study effectively: Use SQ-3R strategy Survey materiallike looking at a roadmap before you go on a trip so you know where you are going Get an overall picture or overview Read chapter introductions; look at headings and subheadings; look at pictures, charts, graphs; read summaries
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  • Drill of the Month17 Study Time A P L U S Guidelines: continued A P L U S Guidelines: continued Use SQ-3R strategy Study effectively: Use SQ-3R strategy Question Ask/write questions as you read: who, what, why, how, when, where Look for answers to questions from class, reading, end of the chapter As material makes sense, it makes impressions, which are meaningful and remembered
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  • Drill of the Month18 Study Time A P L U S Guidelines: continued A P L U S Guidelines: continued Use SQ-3R strategy Study effectively: Use SQ-3R strategy Read actively To answer questions To note concepts To not bold or italicized words To attend to tables, graphs, illustrations
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  • Drill of the Month19 Study Time A P L U S Guidelines: continued A P L U S Guidelines: continued Use SQ-3R strategy Study effectively: Use SQ-3R strategy Recite/Recall to Remember Periodically, stop and recall what you have read Recite/remember main headings/concepts, bold/italics, info in charts/graphs Create/understand the overall concept: state in own words Make connections to what you already know
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  • Drill of the Month20 Study Time A P L U S Guidelines: continued A P L U S Guidelines: continued Use SQ-3R strategy Study effectively: Use SQ-3R strategy Review: Survey what you have covered/learned Determine what you accomplished Reread to discover what is understood/familiar Review at the end of the study period while knowledge/questions are fresh Before exam, do a final review
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  • Drill of the Month21 Effective Reading Reading: Primary means of acquiring information Reading: Primary means of acquiring information Reading is just the beginning of studying, not the end of it
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  • Drill of the Month22 Effective Reading Read with Purpose Read with Purpose Reading to study Read difficult material for comprehension Read slowly Read to understand Read more than once Read aloud, if it helps to hear the words
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  • Drill of the Month23 Effective Reading Read with Purpose: continued Read with Purpose: continued Skimming Read quickly to get a general idea Results in lower comprehensionfor now Useful when you have to read a lot in a short time Identify main ideas; ignore details for now
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  • Drill of the Month24 Effective Reading Read with Purpose: continued Read with Purpose: continued Scanning Read to find specific information you have read before Move eyes over info to find what you want
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  • Drill of the Month25 Effective Reading Find the Main Idea Find the Main Idea Each Chapter, section, paragraph contains a main idea Main ideas make highlighting/outlining easy Find significant details Subpoints/details that support main ideas Link details with main idea and main idea with other info The more links, the easier to remember
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  • Drill of the Month26 Effective Note Taking Taking Notes Taking Notes A skill to be learned, practiced, refined Keep notes logical and legible Use a notebook to record all notes
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  • Drill of the Month27 Effective Note Taking Outlining textbooks Outlining textbooks Underlining w/pencil or penineffective Highlightingmore effective Highlight key concepts or words only Do not highlight entire paragraphs Mark key ideas and subpoints as if outlining on paper (I, A, B, C, 1, 2, 3, a, b, c, etc.)
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  • Drill of the Month28 Effective Note Taking Lecture Notes: Use the SQ-3R strategy Lecture Notes: Use the SQ-3R strategy Survey: Listen for and focus/concentrate on main points Question: Think of and ask questions, write questions to research later Read and reorganize notes, questions Recite: ask questions, participate in discussion Review discussion, review/rewrite notes
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  • Drill of the Month29 Effective Note Taking Think Think Sitting passively: wastes your time, does not enable learning Think what is said before writing it down Do not write every word: time consuming, misses information Reorganize in your head what was said, then write (easy if you read the assignment) Connect what is said w/how you think Ask for clarification, revise
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  • Drill of the Month30 Study Skills Student Performance Objective Student Performance Objective Given information, resources, and opportunity for discussion, participants will be able to list, describe, and practice study skills.
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  • Drill of the Month31 Study Skills Review Review List common study problems (POWERS) List common study problems (POWERS) and some points for each List some study tips to earn an A-PLUS and some points for each List points for effective reading List points for effective note taking