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Study SMART. Hints and tips on how to study effectively and avoid time wasting.

Study SMART. Hints and tips on how to study effectively and avoid time wasting.

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  • Active  – always work with a pen and paper, look for key points, test yourself. Never just sit down and read for a set period. Focus on tasks, not time. Organised  – always ask yourself at the start of a study session, "What do I want to have completed in this session?" Have a plan for what you want to cover this week and this month. Have an overview of the priority areas in each subject. Aimed at Understanding  – always look to build material into patterns and associations that make sense to you. Link new information with your existing knowledge of a subject. Make use of graphic examples and illustrations. When you understand something, you will have little difficulty in remembering it.
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    • 1. How ToHow To StudyStudy
    • 2. What’s Your Learning Style?
    • 3. Auditory?Auditory? Learn Best By ListeningLearn Best By Listening
    • 4. Visual?Visual? Learn BestLearn Best By ViewingBy Viewing
    • 5. Kinaesthetic?Kinaesthetic? Learn Best By DoingLearn Best By Doing and Makingand Making
    • 6. Group?Group? LearnLearn BestBest With OtherWith Other PeoplePeople
    • 7. Individual?Individual? Learn Best When LeftLearn Best When Left AloneAlone
    • 8. Try And Tailor YourTry And Tailor Your Learning To Suit YourLearning To Suit Your Style(s)Style(s)
    • 9. Most People Are AMost People Are A Combination Of TheseCombination Of These With One Dominant StyleWith One Dominant Style
    • 10. What is GoodWhat is Good StudyStudy??
    • 11. Active – Work WithActive – Work With A Pen And Paper,A Pen And Paper, Look For KeyLook For Key Points, TestPoints, Test Yourself!Yourself! Stops DaydreamingStops Daydreaming
    • 12.    8/23/13 12 Focus On Tasks NotFocus On Tasks Not The Amount Of TimeThe Amount Of Time You Sit At Your Desk!You Sit At Your Desk! 
    • 13. Organised – What Do IOrganised – What Do I Want To HaveWant To Have Completed In ThisCompleted In This Session?Session? 
    • 14. Use Graphic Examples AndUse Graphic Examples And Illustrations For You ToIllustrations For You To Remember!Remember! 
    • 15. Aimed AtAimed At UnderstandingUnderstanding Try And ExplainTry And Explain It To OthersIt To Others
    • 16. S.M.A.R.T. STUDYS.M.A.R.T. STUDY  SS ==SpecificSpecific MM ==MeasureMeasure AA ==Action-RelatedAction-Related RR == RealisticRealistic TT ==Time-BasedTime-Based 8/23/13 16
    • 17. Don’t Just Study Irish For 40Don’t Just Study Irish For 40 MinutesMinutes Instead Be Specific –Instead Be Specific – ‘‘Revise 2 Irish Poems AndRevise 2 Irish Poems And Read Notes On Them ThreeRead Notes On Them Three Times’Times’ 8/23/13 17  SS ==SpecificSpecific
    • 18.  Measure Your ProgressMeasure Your Progress Use A Checklist –Use A Checklist – Tick Off As You Study It!Tick Off As You Study It! 8/23/13 18 M = Measure
    • 19. A = Action-relatedA = Action-related Break Your Study Into ABreak Your Study Into A Set Of Tasks E.G.Set Of Tasks E.G. 1.Research Material1.Research Material 2.Draw Up Essay Plan2.Draw Up Essay Plan 3.Complete Essay3.Complete Essay8/23/13 19
    • 20. R = RealisticR = Realistic Don’t Set Goals You AreDon’t Set Goals You Are Unlikely To AchieveUnlikely To Achieve It Will Discourage You!It Will Discourage You! Be Realistic With YourBe Realistic With Your Time!Time! 8/23/13 20
    • 21. T = Time-BasedT = Time-Based  Always Time YourAlways Time Your StudyStudy Working Back FromWorking Back From The Deadline!The Deadline! 8/23/13 21
    • 22. Manage Your Time Well!Manage Your Time Well! Have A Definite TimeHave A Definite Time And Place For StartingAnd Place For Starting Study Each Evening AndStudy Each Evening And Stick To It!Stick To It!  8/23/13 22
    • 23. Take BreaksTake Breaks Reward Yourself!Reward Yourself! But Stay Away From TVBut Stay Away From TV And PhoneAnd Phone  8/23/13 23
    • 24. Avoid Cramming:Avoid Cramming: Tackle A Subject InTackle A Subject In Smaller Chunks Over TimeSmaller Chunks Over Time 8/23/13 24
    • 25. Dealing with DistractionsDealing with Distractions   8/23/13 25 If Distracted:If Distracted: Keep A ‘Reminder Pad’Keep A ‘Reminder Pad’ To Jot Down ThingsTo Jot Down Things You Need To Do AfterYou Need To Do After StudyStudy
    • 26. If “Napping” No More Than 15If “Napping” No More Than 15 Min, Set AlarmMin, Set Alarm 8/23/13 26
    • 27. If Tired, Take AIf Tired, Take A Quick ShowerQuick Shower
    • 28. When ReadingWhen Reading SSurveyurvey Quick Look Over Or StructureQuick Look Over Or Structure Of ChapterOf Chapter 8/23/13 29
    • 29. QQuestionuestion TurnTurn EachEach HeadingHeading IntoInto QuestionQuestion
    • 30. 3R’s3R’s Read to answer aboveRead to answer above questionquestion Recite the answer toRecite the answer to questionquestion Review – immediate &Review – immediate & laterlater
    • 31. Note-TakingNote-Taking Sort out your filingSort out your filing system into subjectsystem into subject folders and/or topicsfolders and/or topics  8/23/13 32
    • 32. Note-TakingNote-Taking 8/23/13 33
    • 33. Note-TakingNote-Taking Make Your Notes VisualMake Your Notes Visual – Pictures, Arrows,– Pictures, Arrows, Bubbles, Links, ColoursBubbles, Links, Colours – It Will Help Your– It Will Help Your Visual Memory!Visual Memory!  8/23/13 34
    • 34. Improving MemoryImproving Memory Group Items IntoGroup Items Into Chunks Of 7 Or Less!Chunks Of 7 Or Less!  8/23/13 35
    • 35. 1st review 2nd review 3rd review Difference in retention of information after 6 days
    • 36. Improving MemoryImproving Memory Mnemonics:Mnemonics: 7 characteristics of living7 characteristics of living Mr. GriefMr. Grief MMovementovement RReproductioneproduction GGrowthrowth RRespirationespiration IIrritabilityrritability EExcretionxcretion FFeeding)eeding)  8/23/13 37
    • 37. A Mind Map about Mind MapsA Mind Map about Mind Maps 8/23/13 38 Association Improving MemoryImproving Memory
    • 38. Other Study Tricks!Other Study Tricks! Remembering Quotes,Remembering Quotes, Poems Or Essays ReadPoems Or Essays Read Them Into A Recorder AndThem Into A Recorder And Listen To Them At NightListen To Them At Night 8/23/13 39
    • 39. Other Study TricksOther Study Tricks!! 8/23/13 Read ThroughRead Through Something Just BeforeSomething Just Before Going To Bed – It SeemsGoing To Bed – It Seems To Work!To Work!  40
    • 40. Download EducationDownload Education PodcastsPodcasts Other Study Tricks!Other Study Tricks!
    • 41. Work Hard And Rest Well!Work Hard And Rest Well! You Will All Do Brilliant!You Will All Do Brilliant! 8/23/13 42