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This was a presentation for juniors and seniors in high school with learning disabilities, and their parents.

This was a presentation for juniors and seniors in high school with learning disabilities, and their parents.

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    Study skills Study skills Presentation Transcript

    • How to Study When It’s theLast Thing You Want to Do Kathleen Kosobud President, LDA of Michigan Preparing for Tomorrow @WCC November 10, 2009
    • Why should I care? • Challenge • Responsibility • Success
    • Use your supports • Disability services • Your instructors • Writing & math centers • Study supports • Other services
    • Speak up for yourself Research shows that college students with learning disabilities do not use their skills as self-advocates. If you don’t advocate for yourself, who will?
    • Organizing your stuff • Create a system • Course materials together • Regular cleanup/filing • Study tools available • Learn what you need
    • Organizing your stuff • Binder •Stapler • Expanding •Tape Envelope •Pens/Pencils • Clear sleeves •Calendar • Paper •Planner • 3 Hole punch •Flash drive • Highlighters •Post-its • Index cards
    • Reading for a course • Post-its • Marginal notes • “Pre-highlighted” texts • Highlighting • 3 colors • Terms • Definitions • Key ideas
    • Reading for a course • eText (Kindle, Sony eReader) • Bookshare • RFBD • Accessible formats using built-in text readers • Podcasts • MS Word tool: “Summarize”
    • Note-taking
    • In class habits • Preview • Active Listening • Review and fill in Notes are a summary of what’s important
    • Homework…yes it’s still there! • May need to “chunk” it • Mark calendar with deadlines, appointments • Work backwards from deadlines to plan small tasks • Avoid procrastination
    • Planning to study • 45 minute “rule” • Set goals, make a list • Use external reminders • Move during breaks • Set new goal at end of a session • Keep a “back burner” list
    • Organizing your writing • Graphic organizers • Outlines • Post-it notes • Other strategies (see SIMs for details) • Inspiration ® software • Dictation (speech to text) software
    • Studying for tests • Start early • Know the test format and content • Key vocabulary • Study environment • Nutrition is important
    • Test preparation Tools • Flash cards • Audio rehearsal • Mnemonics • Study guide • Concept maps • Visual aids • Chapter reviews • Short bursts
    • Cool tools for time management • Google gadgets • Online calendars • Apple dashboard widgets • Online stopwatch • Your cellphone • Your computer • Your PDA
    • Web Resources The Learning Toolbox: http://coe.jmu.edu/learningtoolbox/ Going to College: http://www.going-to-college.org/ind
    • More web resources • ADDitude Magazine: http://www.additudemag.com/ • LD Online http://www.ldonline.org • U of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (SIMs) http://www.ku-crl.org/sim/ • Intervention Central http://www.interventioncentral.org/
    • Thank youContact:Kosobud51@gmail.com for links to the resources used.