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