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Chapter 1: Things to do to prepare for studying• Where to study – P.4• Homework Box – P.5• When to study- P. 6• What to study- P. 6• What to study first – P. 6• Studying with a friend- P.7• How to study and study tips – P.8-9
Factors to think about when picking a place to study.• Time of Day~ Pick a good time to study when you will be least distracted.• Temperature~ too hot or cold can be distracting.• Lighting ~ Need good lighting to read so not to cause eye strain.• Atmosphere ~ Need a quiet areawithout distractions.
When to StudyDaytime seems to be the best time. You aremore alert and have more energy. Yourconcentration is also better. Assuming youget a good night sleeps before you start yourday. It is important to pick a time that youknow you will not be distracted by missing afavorite TV show or an activity younormally have scheduled.
What to study first ?????• Study hardest subject first while you have the most energy.• Break down larger tasks or projects to help you focus and not get overwhelmed.• Look at your planner to determine timelines when assignments are due to help you prioritize what to do first.
Study with a friend• Friends can motivate you to study or they can distract you from studying• They can motivate you and support you in your studies by asking and answering questions you might have.
` How To Study Guidelines• Before you start to study, gather and organize • Carefully look at any visual everything you need aids such as illustrations, including the necessary maps, charts, diagrams, and books, tools, and materials. chapter summaries.• Scan the chapter or text to • Write down additional notes get a general idea of what that will help you form ideas the subject matter is. and recall this information later.• Then go back and read the material more carefully. • After studying, test yourself on the material you• Sort through the information by writing down headings have just read. and supporting facts.
` How To Study Guidelines Continued….• Review your notes regularly • Keep your assignment to help you remember sheet/book up-to-date so important details. One way that you can stay organized to refresh your memory is to and on track. rewrite your notes and try to • Reward your self for add new details. studying well by doing• Take short breaks every 50- something fun afterwards 60- minutes. Take a few like watching a favorite minutes to relax, have a television show, calling a snack, or do some exercises friend, or taking a walk. so that you can go back to studying feeling refreshed.
` How To Study Guidelines Continued….• Eat plenty of healthy snacks and drink lots of water. • Loud music can sometimes Your body needs fuel to feel make it harder to energized and alert. concentrate, so put on some instrumental tunes to play• If you do homework in your softly in background. bedroom do not lay on the bed as this can make easier • Don’t wait until the last to fall asleep. minute to study for a test or finish an assignment. Not• If you find yourself getting only will you be unprepared, sleepy, get up and do some but this can really jumping jacks or stretches to work out the kinks. stress you out.
How To Study Guidelines Continued….• Make flashcards out of your study notes by writing a question on one side of an index card and the answer on the back. Study them quizzing yourself. Then ask a friend or family member to quiz you using the flashcards• Get plenty of sleep each night so that you will feel refreshed and energized the next day.
` 25 Student-Friendly Study Tips … That Will Make Your Life Easier!1. Do the most important 5. When reviewing your notes, things first. read them out loud.2. When you first sit down 6. Create potential test to do your homework, questions out of your notes. take 2 minutes to put 7. Do you find it hard to sit loose papers into the still? Walk around while proper folders. reviewing your notes.3. Use the next 8 minutes to 8. Get involved! Join an extra reread any notes you took curricular activity after in school earlier that day. school.4. As you read your notes, underline or *star* any content that you do not understand
`25 Student-Friendly Study Tips Continued….9. Remove distractions from your study area. Turn off 13. As you do your homework, cell phone. constantly ask your self, “ How can this assignment help me10. Make your homework study for the next test?” box filled with supplies handy. 14. When you come to a question (or group of11. Homework taking too questions) that you do not long~ get a timer and set understand, skip it for now. a goal to finish homework by. 15. Move often.12. Keep a bottle of cool 16. Reward yourselfwater on hand while youstudy.
`25 Student-Friendly Study Tips Continued….17. Make your homework easier tomorrow night by reading the 20. Use a planner. next section of your text-book 21. Make the planner easy to use. for each class tonight ( or at least read the pictures, Use a binder clip to captions, and summary bookmark your page. questions). 22. Check your planner before18. As soon as you finish a you leave school , before you homework assignment, take 12 go to bed to make sure you seconds to put it in the correct folder. have everything.19. Communicate with your 23. Gather all of your books parents and other family and folders~ put members. Explain how they in backpack before can support your plans. you got to sleep.
25 Student-Friendly Study Tips Continued….24. Lay out your clothes (including coat andshoes) for tomorrow.25.Get sleep. The more rested you are, the more you will be able to enjoy school.Http://www.studyskills.com
Chapter 1: Project Questions1. List 4 factors to think about when picking a place to study.2. Make a check off list of study materials you can collect for your “Homework Box”3. Create a weekly study schedule ~ List activities you are involved with times when you can and cannot study.
Chapter 1: Project Questions Continued4. Create a 5 day homework chart with a list of your subjects from hardest to easiest.5. Describe how you study with friend or alone. Explain the benefits and disadvantages of each.6. Create a check of list of basic guidelines you should follow to help you study better.