Prep For Tests Less. 4 Using A St Schedule & Pqrs System

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  • 1. Using a Study Schedule & the PQRS System
    Lesson #4
  • 2. Study Schedules
    Organize study times
    Set “fixed” times for study & review
    Review daily, if only for 5-10 minutes per class
    Helps to know what material to study, when to study, & how long
    Makes effective use of study time for productive test prep
  • 3. Test Preparation
    • Begin with organization & time management
    Organize locker, notebook, & home study area
    Schedule study times at school & at home
    Arrange daily activities in 3 categories
    1. have to
    2. need to
    3. want to
    Schedule time by day, week, month, or other time frame
  • 4. Strategies in Scheduling
    Decide how to use your time
    Survey an actual week–record how you spend time
    I.D. Time wasters
    Begin to work out time schedule
    Stick to it
    Time Management
  • 5. Set up Schedules
    Use a weekly activity schedule
    Prioritize
    Schedule times to study, prepare for tests, & other “stuff”
    Be flexible
    Don’t jam-pack, allow for “surprises”
    Schedule study times every school day & 1 weekend day
    Be patient
    Takes “30 days” to make a habit
  • 6. Copies of Your Schedule
    Post it up in high traffic areas at home
    Refer to the schedule before starting the day and after dinner.
    Check at least once during the day too.
  • 7. PQRS
    Use with Textbooks
    Preview
    Question
    Read
    Study
  • 8. Preview
    Get an overview of the assignment/chapter
    Estimate time to go over reading for comprehension
    Skim the intro, headings, subheadings, summary paragraphs, bolded words, graphic aids, chapter questions, etc.
  • 9. Question
    Ask the 5 “Ws” & “How”
    Who
    What
    When
    Where
    Why
    How
  • 10. Read
    Answer the questions in the “Q” section
    Through the textbook or notes taken in class
    Keep notes on words/concepts/ideas you don’t understand
    Mark down notes or highlight in your book/on Post-It Notes
    THINK as you read through material
  • 11. Study
    REVIEW, REVIEW, REVIEW!
    Take in main ideas, important facts & details to memory
    Answer assigned questions
    Go through end-of-chapter questions
    Ask more questions & search for answers
  • 12. More Studying
    Use graphic aids/study guides
    Know how to read & understand them
    Look over your notes
    Be able to communicate the text/concepts/ideas to someone else