How to become a top notch scholar

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  • 1. Learn How to become a top notch scholarWelcome Week EventThursday, September 23, 2010 6:30pm International House Philadelphia
    By Katherine Chuang, Resident Advisor
  • 2. Session Format
    Presentation & Discussion (20 mins)
    Group Exercise & Handouts (20 mins)
    Snacks & Discussion (30 mins)
  • 3. Presentation
    Are you juggling too much at one time?
    Working too hard?
    Presentation Outline
    Part 1 Philosophy
    Part 2 Techniques
    Part 3 Resources
  • 4. Philosophy: Whole Person Paradigm
    Focus on all aspects
    Why use this?
    Helps you stay sane
    Helps you balance responsibilities
  • 5. Mind (Vision)
    Ability to see what is possible, to see potential
    Represents desire, dreams, hopes, goals, and plans
    Examples:
    Complete a course
    Learn a new language
    Learn a new skill
  • 6. Body (Discipline)
    Ability to bring vision into reality
    Requires you to define and accept reality
    Examples:
    Course assignments must be turned in
    Language has syntax, grammar
  • 7. Emotional (passion)
    Drive that sustains discipline to achieve vision
    It energizes your life and gives you your drive
    Examples:
    Doing what you love
    Hobbies, Interests
  • 8. Spiritual (conscience)
    Drive toward meaning and contribution
    Gives reasons to make sacrifices
    Examples:
    Studying for finals
  • 9. “This is a Cook Book”
    Techniques
  • 10. A Simple Learning Model
    The following techniques fall into these 3 phases
  • 11. Learning Styles (Input)
    Visual – learns through seeing
    Use pictures, diagrams, handouts
    Auditory – learns through hearing
    Use discussion, talking things through, reading aloud
    Tactile – learn through doing
    Use hands-on approach
    http://www.ldpride.net/learningstyles.MI.htm
  • 12. Mind (Organizing & Staying Focused)
    Setting Goals
    Short Range (next year)
    Mini goals (next month)
    Micro goals (next 15 mins)
    Time management
    Getting Things Done
    Week Plan
    Pomodoro Technique
  • 13. Physical (Taking care of yourself)
    Eat right
    Healthy study snacks
    Balanced diet
    Sleep enough
    Recommended 7-8 hours
    Exercise consistently
    Move your body
  • 14. Emotional (Staying motivated)
    Find your unique talents and your role in the world
    Find your strengths. What are you good at?
    Where do you like to spend your time?
  • 15. Spiritual (Finding inspiration)
    Slow your life down
    Meditate, Pray, Yoga…
    Find a support group
    Join a church, etc.
    Find Inspiration
    Read your religious text
    Keep list of quotes
    Reflection
    Keep a journal
  • 16. Brief Example
    Goal: Going to Art Museum
    How do you get there?
    What is your preferred way? why?
    Google, read tour guide, ask friend, go with friends, etc.
  • 17. Resources
    Books
    Stephen Covey. 7 habits of highly effective people
    Stephen Covey. The 8th Habit
    Francesco Cirillo. The Pomodoro Technique (free download http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/)
    English as a Second Language
    http://www.esltips.net/
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/678/01/
  • 18. Some more links
    http://www.howtostudy.org/
    http://www.studygs.net
    http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdyhlp.html
    http://www.hackcollege.com/
    http://calnewport.com/blog/
    http://zenhabits.net/
    http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/the-ultimate-student-resource-list.html
  • 19. Take-Aways
    Handouts to help you get organized
    Planner worksheets (week/term)
    iHousecalendar of events
    Resource List