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  • 1. Study Readiness Training for IETDs Session 2
  • 2. Session 2 objectives • To develop a study system to revise the AFK exam • To identify mistakes in interpreting MCI • To write a long-term study plan • To set study group ground rules
  • 3. Passive versus Active Learning
  • 4. Approaches to Study: Deep vs. Surface Learning
  • 5. Strategic Learning•Learning to achieve highest possible marks•Focus on assessment requirements & criteria•Effort to understand knowledge to show learning•Focus on perceived approaches of the exam
  • 6. What’s a Study System?• A way of organizing your learning based on yourpreferred learning styles, personality, studytime, motivation, attitudes, goals, beliefs, etc.• A way of engaging your brain in a deeper way ofthinking that requires the use of notes, mindmaps, outlines, summaries, and revisions
  • 7. Study SystemsA.S.P.I.R.E• Approach: have a positive attitude, avoiddistractions, & make time in your schedule•Select: choose what materials to review•Piece together: synthesize & summarize the material•Reflect: think about the application of what youlearned•Evaluate: examine your learning in quizzes andexplore ways to improve your weak areas.
  • 8. Study SystemsM.U.R.D.E.R• Mood: have the right attitude & study environment•Understand: mark what you don’t comprehend•Recall: summarize key information when you finishstudying•Digest: go back to the material you didn’tunderstand, try to understand it and make it easier torecall•Expand: apply the concepts you are learning•Review: go back all over the material until you areconfident of your knowledge
  • 9. 4R’s Learning• Reducing: condense information into small chunks• Reciting: say the reduced material in your own words• Reflecting: connect the new information with concepts you already know• Reviewing: revise materials and areas until youcompletely understand it
  • 10. Task 1:Develop your own study system and present it toyour group
  • 11. Exam questions & higher levels ofthinking
  • 12. Multiple Choice Questions
  • 13. Identifying Mistakes in Interpreting MCI
  • 14. Task 2:Review the exam questions in the handout andidentify mistakes in the interpreting the multiplechoice questions,
  • 15. Test Taking Strategies•Begin reviewing early•Conduct short daily review sessions•Read texts before study group sessions•Review notes immediately after group sessions•Review with a group•Break up the study tasks into manageable chunks•Study the most difficult material when you arealert
  • 16. Developing a Study PlanIt provides a roadmap to prepare for the exams• Define content areas• Determine strengths & weaknesses• Identify resources available• Develop a realistic schedule• Study with others• Plan for self-review sessions
  • 17. Task 3:Write your long-term study plan to review the AFKexam blueprint
  • 18. Study Group
  • 19. IETDs Study Group Spirit