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  • In a survey at a large university in Manila, the students were asked about the reasons for their success or lack of success. The two important reasons that were mentioned most frequently are study habits and interest. To successful students, study skills seem even more important that their interest in a subject. It is the opinion of people who have first-hand knowledge of the power of study skiils.
  • In a survey at a large university in Manila, the students were asked about the reasons for their success or lack of success. The two important reasons that were mentioned most frequently are study habits and interest. To successful students, study skills seem even more important that their interest in a subject. It is the opinion of people who have first-hand knowledge of the power of study skiils.
  • In a survey at a large university in Manila, the students were asked about the reasons for their success or lack of success. The two important reasons that were mentioned most frequently are study habits and interest. To successful students, study skills seem even more important that their interest in a subject. It is the opinion of people who have first-hand knowledge of the power of study skiils.
  • In a survey at a large university in Manila, the students were asked about the reasons for their success or lack of success. The two important reasons that were mentioned most frequently are study habits and interest. To successful students, study skills seem even more important that their interest in a subject. It is the opinion of people who have first-hand knowledge of the power of study skiils.
  • In a survey at a large university in Manila, the students were asked about the reasons for their success or lack of success. The two important reasons that were mentioned most frequently are study habits and interest. To successful students, study skills seem even more important that their interest in a subject. It is the opinion of people who have first-hand knowledge of the power of study skiils.
  • In a survey at a large university in Manila, the students were asked about the reasons for their success or lack of success. The two important reasons that were mentioned most frequently are study habits and interest. To successful students, study skills seem even more important that their interest in a subject. It is the opinion of people who have first-hand knowledge of the power of study skiils.
  • In a survey at a large university in Manila, the students were asked about the reasons for their success or lack of success. The two important reasons that were mentioned most frequently are study habits and interest. To successful students, study skills seem even more important that their interest in a subject. It is the opinion of people who have first-hand knowledge of the power of study skiils.
  • In a survey at a large university in Manila, the students were asked about the reasons for their success or lack of success. The two important reasons that were mentioned most frequently are study habits and interest. To successful students, study skills seem even more important that their interest in a subject. It is the opinion of people who have first-hand knowledge of the power of study skiils.
  • In a survey at a large university in Manila, the students were asked about the reasons for their success or lack of success. The two important reasons that were mentioned most frequently are study habits and interest. To successful students, study skills seem even more important that their interest in a subject. It is the opinion of people who have first-hand knowledge of the power of study skiils.
  • In a survey at a large university in Manila, the students were asked about the reasons for their success or lack of success. The two important reasons that were mentioned most frequently are study habits and interest. To successful students, study skills seem even more important that their interest in a subject. It is the opinion of people who have first-hand knowledge of the power of study skiils.
  • In a survey at a large university in Manila, the students were asked about the reasons for their success or lack of success. The two important reasons that were mentioned most frequently are study habits and interest. To successful students, study skills seem even more important that their interest in a subject. It is the opinion of people who have first-hand knowledge of the power of study skiils.
  • In a survey at a large university in Manila, the students were asked about the reasons for their success or lack of success. The two important reasons that were mentioned most frequently are study habits and interest. To successful students, study skills seem even more important that their interest in a subject. It is the opinion of people who have first-hand knowledge of the power of study skiils.

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  • 1. West Capitol CollegePrepared by: Professor Lee Gomez
  • 2. West Capitol College 1Module
  • 3. West Capitol College2 ASPECTS OF STUDY SKILLS IN THIS MODULE:Lesson 1: Mastering Study SkillsLesson 2: Taking Tests
  • 4. West Capitol CollegeOBJECTIVES:1: Explain how study skills can help you find and reach your goal;2: Discuss the will to learn and the power of study skills as factors of success;3: Apply strategies for taking tests;4: Apply the techniques for answeringobjectives and essay tests; and5: Apply the seven steps in preparing for tests.
  • 5. West Capitol CollegePRE-TEST – Test I1: Anxiety can be overcome ___________________. a. systematically b. masterfully c. occasionally2: More than anything, changing your study habits requires ___________________. a. interest b. flexibility c. intelligence3: One after reading, thinking, reflecting, reciting, jotting down key words are you to continue _______________. a. memorize b. continue c. rehearse4: In matching questions, the fewer the remaining choices, the better your chances of being ________. a. alert b. correct c. incorrect5: Negative and absolute words should be ___________. a. defined b. circled c. avoided
  • 6. West Capitol CollegePRE-TEST – Test II___ 1: Over learning a. can be habitual___ 2: Study habits b. results in mastery___ 3: Academic success c. depends on the will to learn___ 4: Objective d. a word like “usually” or “some”___ 5: Cramming e. incorrect multiple-choice portion___ 6: Difficult f. a “last resort” for matching ques.___ 7: Movie g. not recommended for the night before the exam___ 8: Guessing h. ques. That should be done later___ 9: Distractor i. should only be done systematically___ 10: Qualifier a. ques. That require 100% precision
  • 7. West Capitol CollegePRE-TEST – Test III1: This module will ___________________. a. point you toward the right career. b. add to your anxiety. c. eliminate the need for teachers. d. teach you techniques for academic success.2: In preparing for an exam, it is not important to _____ a. read and summarize your notes carefully. b. ask your instructor whether the exam will be fair. c. know the types of questions that will be asked. d. makeup & answer your own exam ques. as you study.
  • 8. West Capitol CollegePRE-TEST – Test III3: In multiple-choice question, an option is usually correct if it is ___________________. a. longer and more inclusive that the other options. b. one of two look-alike options. c. the only non-absolute option. d. all of the above.
  • 9. West Capitol College Lesson 1Mastering Study Skills
  • 10. West Capitol CollegeLesson 1 - Mastering Study Skills THE WILL TO LEARN THE POWER OF STUDY SKILLS FLEXIBILITY THE SECRET OF MASTERY
  • 11. West Capitol College The Will To LearnThe Will To Learn can countmore than all the techniques this module can teach you!
  • 12. West Capitol College The Will To LearnANDRES BONIFACIO- sold paper fans and woodcanes just so he could buybooks to increase hisknowledge about revolutions.
  • 13. West Capitol College The Will To LearnJOSE RIZAL- ignored injustices and racialdiscrimination in order to obtaina better education in Ateneoand Santo Tomas.
  • 14. West Capitol College The Will To LearnSir, what if I don’t have the“passion for learning” or a“strong drive” to learn all I canlike those self-educated earlyFilipinos? Can I succeed still?
  • 15. West Capitol CollegeThe Will To Learn YES!
  • 16. West Capitol CollegeThe Power Of Study SkillsStudy Skills are effective ways for using your TIME and MIND.
  • 17. West Capitol CollegeThe Power Of Study Skills2 REASONS for success and lack ofsuccess: Study Habits and Interest
  • 18. West Capitol College A Flexible AttitudeUsing aWrong Home-made Study Methods again andagain is an attitude which may be a sign of inflexibility.
  • 19. West Capitol College A Flexible AttitudeMichael Faraday, with almost no formal schooling, became Britain’s leading scientist. How he did it was no magic formula.
  • 20. West Capitol College A Flexible AttitudeIt was the technique of LEARNINGand OVERLEARNING - the secret of mastery!
  • 21. West Capitol College A Flexible AttitudeProgress in any subject or field canbe achieved if you master its basic facts or principles as soon as possible.
  • 22. West Capitol CollegeThe Secret Of MasteryPRACTICING – willingness toput in sufficient time and effort.
  • 23. West Capitol CollegeThe Secret Of Mastery INDEPENDENT LEARNING –when a student has the desire and courage to open atextbook, read it, study it, and ponder on it.
  • 24. West Capitol CollegeThe Secret Of Mastery TEACHER is there to explainand amplify your textbook; to direct your research in the library, the laboratory, and the field;
  • 25. West Capitol CollegeThe Secret Of Mastery to encourage and supervise your self-learning by setting limited as well as long-range goals; to stimulate thinkingthrough classroom discussions;
  • 26. West Capitol CollegeThe Secret Of Mastery to measure your progress through quizzes, research papers, and examinations.
  • 27. West Capitol CollegeThe Secret Of Mastery BUT ONLY YOU WHO CAN EDUCATE YOURSELF!
  • 28. West Capitol CollegeThe Secret Of Mastery “There is no better way to overcome anxiety than with the self confidence that comes from academic success.”
  • 29. West Capitol College Lesson 2Taking Tests
  • 30. West Capitol College Lesson 1 – Taking TestsWhat words comes into your mind when “ TEST ” are mentioned? Success or failure?
  • 31. West Capitol College Lesson 1 – Taking Tests HOW DO YOUPREPARE FOR TESTS?
  • 32. West Capitol College Lesson 1 – Taking TestsActivity: Make a list of steps you take in preparing for an exam (5mins).
  • 33. West Capitol College Lesson 1 – Taking Tests Activity: Group yourselves into 5.Compare and see thesimilarities/differences.
  • 34. West Capitol College Preparing For Tests 1. Ask or anticipate whatmaterial will be covered onthe test and write it down.
  • 35. West Capitol College Preparing For Tests 2. Find out what type ofquestions will be on the test
  • 36. West Capitol College Preparing For Tests3. Discover how much of the test is based on your notes.
  • 37. West Capitol College Preparing For Tests 4. Organize your notes andother study aids to correspond with the material you believewill be covered and the type of test to be given.
  • 38. West Capitol CollegePreparing For Tests5. Avoid cramming.
  • 39. West Capitol College Preparing For Tests1 st night – Skim the material
  • 40. West Capitol College Preparing For Tests2nd night – Skim the material, read margin notes, and recite impt. points as you read them.
  • 41. West Capitol College Preparing For Tests3rd night – Read margin notes (key notes) and, without looking at your notes or text,recite aloud impt. points they represent.
  • 42. West Capitol College Preparing For Tests 4th night – Make up asample test and answer thequestions, or have someone quiz you.
  • 43. West Capitol College Preparing For Tests6. Prepare yourself the night before the test.
  • 44. West Capitol College Preparing For Tests7. Prepare yourself for the next day.
  • 45. West Capitol College TEST ANXIETYIt is the feeling of fidgety and tense, or even sick to yourstomach just a few minutes towait before the instructor puts a test in front of you.
  • 46. West Capitol College TEST ANXIETY Tips to control it bypracticing the following:
  • 47. West Capitol CollegeRELEAVING TEST ANXIETY 1. Get enough sleep
  • 48. West Capitol CollegeRELEAVING TEST ANXIETY 2. Eat a good meal prior to the test.
  • 49. West Capitol CollegeRELEAVING TEST ANXIETY 3. Exercise to reduce tension and stimulate thinking.
  • 50. West Capitol CollegeRELEAVING TEST ANXIETY 4. Take a shower.
  • 51. West Capitol CollegeRELEAVING TEST ANXIETY 5. Allow enough time to arrive in class withouthurrying for it causes tension; the fear of being late builds anxiety.
  • 52. West Capitol CollegeRELEAVING TEST ANXIETY 6. Provide yourself with time in the classroom to relax and compose yourself.
  • 53. West Capitol CollegeRELEAVING TEST ANXIETY7. Review with your friendsor do not review with your friends just prior to test.
  • 54. West Capitol CollegeRELEAVING TEST ANXIETY8. Thumb through your books and notes or do not thumb through your books and notes just prior to the test.
  • 55. West Capitol CollegeRELEAVING TEST ANXIETY 9. Develop a positive attitude.
  • 56. West Capitol CollegeRELEAVING TEST ANXIETY 10. Make sure you can see a clock, plan your time, and pace yourself.
  • 57. West Capitol CollegeRELEAVING TEST ANXIETY 11. Choose your seat carefully.
  • 58. West Capitol CollegeRELEAVING TEST ANXIETY 12. Begin by filling in the answer you know.
  • 59. West Capitol CollegeRELEAVING TEST ANXIETY 13. Do not panic if others are busy writing and you are not.
  • 60. West Capitol CollegeRELEAVING TEST ANXIETY 14. Do not panic if you forget an answer.
  • 61. West Capitol CollegeRELEAVING TEST ANXIETY 15. Do not worry if others finish before you do.
  • 62. West Capitol CollegeRELEAVING TEST ANXIETY16. Do not panic if you run our of time.
  • 63. West Capitol CollegeSTRATEGIES FOR TAKING TEST 1. Arrive early.
  • 64. West Capitol CollegeSTRATEGIES FOR TAKING TEST 2. Bring all materials to class with you.
  • 65. West Capitol CollegeSTRATEGIES FOR TAKING TEST 3. Listen carefully to your instructor’s directions and comments.
  • 66. West Capitol CollegeSTRATEGIES FOR TAKING TEST 4. Look over the test, reading the directions carefully.
  • 67. West Capitol CollegeSTRATEGIES FOR TAKING TEST 5. Budget your time.
  • 68. West Capitol CollegeSTRATEGIES FOR TAKING TEST 6. Write down key facts or formulas in the margin.
  • 69. West Capitol CollegeSTRATEGIES FOR TAKING TEST 7. Look for qualifying words (never, always, rarely, often, seldom, many and so on).
  • 70. West Capitol CollegeSTRATEGIES FOR TAKING TEST 8. Answer easy questions first.
  • 71. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS TRUE OR FALSE
  • 72. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS 1. Beware of qualifying words. Words such asalways, all, none, never, and so on usually willmake a statement false.
  • 73. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS2. Look at the length of the statement.
  • 74. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS3. Be aware of the false logic.
  • 75. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS 4. Answer objectivequestions before essay questions.
  • 76. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS5. If you do not know the answer, make a marknext to the question and try to complete it later.
  • 77. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS6. Guess at answer you donot know, unless there is a penalty for guessing.
  • 78. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS7. Change your answersonly if you are sure they are wrong.
  • 79. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS 8. Use all the time allowed.
  • 80. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS 9. Guess if you do not know the answer.
  • 81. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS MULTIPLE CHOICE
  • 82. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS1. Eliminate the answer(s) that is(are) obviously incorrect first.
  • 83. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS 2. Read the question carefully.
  • 84. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS 3. Read all choices.
  • 85. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS4. Pay attention to “all of the above” questions.
  • 86. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS 5. Look for the longest answer.
  • 87. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS MATCHING TYPE
  • 88. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS1. Read the list on the right first which contains theanswer of choices, so that you are aware of all possibilities for answers.
  • 89. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS 2. If you are unsure of ananswer, mark the question and return to it later.
  • 90. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTSFILL IN THE BLANKS/ COMPLETION
  • 91. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS1. Reread the questions several times.
  • 92. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS2. Look for context clues.
  • 93. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS3. A and an are context clues.
  • 94. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS4. Look at the verb in the sentence.
  • 95. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS ESSAY
  • 96. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS1. Plan your time carefully.
  • 97. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS 2. Know your facts.
  • 98. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS3. Organize or outline your answers.
  • 99. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS 4. Understand the test terminology.
  • 100. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS 5. Write neatly, leave suitable margins, and provide proper space between answers.
  • 101. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS6. Write using complete sentences.
  • 102. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS7. Restate the question inthe first sentence of your essay.
  • 103. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS8. Use transition words to emphasize your organization.
  • 104. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS 9. Keep your answer simple and concise.
  • 105. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS 10. Identify the favorite concepts of yourinstructor and use them.
  • 106. West Capitol CollegeTRICKS FOR TAKING TESTS11. Include a conclusion or summary.
  • 107. West Capitol College TEST TERMINOLOGYConsider the following terms typically found in an essay exams: list, outline, define, criticize, summarize, trace,describe, diagram, compare,contrast, discuss, and justify.
  • 108. West Capitol College TAKING TESTSAre we now ready to take an EXAM?