SUPER STUDY SKILLS
INTRODUCTION
SUBJECT SKILLS + SMART STUDY =
SCHOOL SUCCESS
 In this chapter you will be able to…
 Make the most of your ...
SECTION ONE
Study Smart!
 shows you how to set realistic goals and make
the most of your study time. You’ll learn how to
...
SECTION TWO
Read For Success
 Teaches you how to take charge of your reading
by previewing, predicting, and setting a pur...
SECTION THREE
Preparing for A Test
 Shows you how to make the most of your pre –
test study time. Should you study alone ...
SECTION FOUR
Test – Taking Skills
 Takes you step-by-step through the actual
testing situation. Before, during, and after...
SECTION FIVE
Mastering Specific Tests
 Provides short – answer test hints and essay test
hints, so you’ll be prepared for...
STUDY SMART
YOU CAN SUCCEED!
 Start by…
 Being enthusiastic about learning.
 Having discipline.
 Deciding that you can do well on ...
BE A CLASS ACT
 Be prepared. Bring
books, notebooks, homework, pencils, pens, and
erasers.
 Sit in front of the room. Th...
GOAL ORIENTED
Jan. Feb. Mar.
Week 1 Write down all
assignments.
Attend extra
help.
Check my
progress.
Week 2 No TV until
h...
SEIZE THE DAY
 Study Schedules help you…
 Break down the tasks into manageable parts.
 Keep up with assignments.
 Get ...
SCHEDULE
TIME Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Weekend
3:00 PM Snack/
play
Music
lesson
Snack/
play
Religious
edu.
Snack/
play
...
ASSIGNMENT
 Make a Goal Oriented Schedule.
 Must include: three occurring months, 4
weeks, and all boxes filled in.
 Ma...
GET ORGANIZED
 Make a List like the following.
Home Supplies School Supplies
Assignment pad Assignment pad
Binders/ Noteb...
SET UP A STUDY CENTER
Good Study Areas
 In your room at desk.
 In a calm corner of house.
 In a library.
Poor Study Are...
GET A STUDY BUDDY
 Look for classmates who…
 Take school seriously.
 Earn higher grades than you do right now.
 Keep u...
IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY
 1. Link It
 Connect new ideas to what you already know.
 2. Repeat It
 Repetition helps fix info....
IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY
 4. Write It Down
 Write important information on index cards.
 5. Sing It
 Songs stick in our min...
TAKE GREAT NOTES
 1. Write only the important information.
 Main idea
 Important names, dates, numbers
 Key details
 ...
TAKE GREAT NOTES
 3. Keep It Brief!
 Come up with an abbreviation system.
 4. Organize Your Notes
 Keep notes in binde...
READ FOR SUCCESS
BE AN EXPLORER
 Try each reading method several times with
different types of texts such as
stories, textbooks, web pages...
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
 Practice these reading techniques 15 to 20
minutes a day. Follow the schedule and you’ll see
prog...
STICK WITH IT
 Keep a “reading diary” by listing all the different
things you have read. You’ll feel good looking
back at...
BE AN ACTIVE READER
 Preview the Text
 Cover
 Title
 Table of contents and subtitles
 Pictures, illustrations, photos...
PREVIEW THE COVER
 What clues about the story do I get from the title?
Based on the title what do I think will happen in ...
PREVIEWING THE TITLE
 What does the title mean? Does it have more
than one meaning?
 Why did the author pick this title?...
PREVIEW THE TABLE OF
CONTENTS AND SUBTITLES
 What will this book teach me?
 What main topics does the book cover?
 How ...
PREVIEWING
PICS, ILLUSTRATIONS, PHOT
OS, CHARTS, OR MAPS
 What different types of pictures, photographs,
and maps are inc...
PREVIEW THE CAPTIONS
 What facts do I get from the captions?
 By the captions, what does the book describe?
MAKING PREDICTIONS
 WHAT I KNOW + STORY CLUES = PREDICITONS
 Based on what I know and the clues in the
story, what do I ...
SET A PURPOSE FOR READING
 Purposes for Reading…
 Confirm a belief
 Discover options
 Get facts
 Get instructions
 H...
PURPOSE FOR READING
 Saves time
 Improves understanding
 Use What you know
 Use a KWL chart to help understand and org...
SKIM THE TEXT
 Preview text
 Predict
 Skim, Read really fast
 Focus on key words
 Look for facts (often in first and ...
FIND THE MAIN IDEA
 Find topic, main sentence
 Find sentences containing information on the
main topic
 See what the pa...
UNSTATED MAIN IDEAS
 Find Topic, Main Sentence
 Look for details about the Topic
 Make an hypothesis
FIND KEY DETAILS
 Examples
 Information on main topic
 Facts
 Statements that can be proven
 Statistics
 Numbers for...
FIND KEY DETAILS
 Reasons
 Explanations for why something happened.
 Definitions
 Statements that explain what somethi...
STEPS FOR OUTLINING
 Identify the Topic
 Subject of paragraph
 Identify the Main Idea
 Stated or unstated information
...
5 W’S & H
 Who? Person, people
 What? Subject, topic, main idea
 When? Time, date
 Where? Place, location
 Why? Reaso...
KEY DETAILS
Who?
• Levi
Stauss
What?
• Blue
Jeans
When?
• 1850
KEY DETAILS
Where?
• San
Francisco
Why?
• To make
money
How?
• By
accident
SUMMARIZE
 Preview passage, predict, read the passage
 Find main idea and important details
 Explain main idea in your ...
SQ3R
 S – Survey
 Q – Question
 R – Read
 R – Recite
 R - Review
SMRR
 S – Skim
 M – Mark
 R – Read
 R – Reread
CONTEXT CLUES
 Definition Clues – stating def. in the passage.
 Contrast Clues – telling what it is NOT.
 Commonsense C...
STRATEGY CHECKLIST
 Read slowly
 Reread confusing parts
 Look at pictures, maps, etc.
 Visualize the details
 Restate...
ASSIGNMENT
 Use steps of reading with the passages given.
 Make a KWL chart with the passage given.
 Make an outline of...
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  1. 1. SUPER STUDY SKILLS
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION SUBJECT SKILLS + SMART STUDY = SCHOOL SUCCESS  In this chapter you will be able to…  Make the most of your time by getting organized  Read more effectively  Prepare for a test without last – minute panic  Take the tests with confidence and skill  Study smarter to get the grades you want
  3. 3. SECTION ONE Study Smart!  shows you how to set realistic goals and make the most of your study time. You’ll learn how to improve your memory and take great notes, too.
  4. 4. SECTION TWO Read For Success  Teaches you how to take charge of your reading by previewing, predicting, and setting a purpose. You’ll also discover easy ways to get the most from a text.
  5. 5. SECTION THREE Preparing for A Test  Shows you how to make the most of your pre – test study time. Should you study alone or in a group? Should you cram? The answers are in this section, along with ways to calm test jitters.
  6. 6. SECTION FOUR Test – Taking Skills  Takes you step-by-step through the actual testing situation. Before, during, and after the test: It’s all here! There’s even a section on evaluating your performance to help you do better next time.
  7. 7. SECTION FIVE Mastering Specific Tests  Provides short – answer test hints and essay test hints, so you’ll be prepared for any test you take.
  8. 8. STUDY SMART
  9. 9. YOU CAN SUCCEED!  Start by…  Being enthusiastic about learning.  Having discipline.  Deciding that you can do well on tests.  Having self-respect.  Making friends with people who support your hopes and dreams.  Not be a quitter.  Preparing for the future.  Using your time wisely.
  10. 10. BE A CLASS ACT  Be prepared. Bring books, notebooks, homework, pencils, pens, and erasers.  Sit in front of the room. This reduces distractions and shows the teacher that you are serious about learning.  Pay close attention in class.  Take good notes.  Raise your hand when you know the answer.  Ask intelligent questions when you’re confused.  Treat your teachers with respect.  Come to every class.
  11. 11. GOAL ORIENTED Jan. Feb. Mar. Week 1 Write down all assignments. Attend extra help. Check my progress. Week 2 No TV until homework is finished. Cut computer cyber surfing. No music while studying. Week 3 Take better notes. Get a study buddy. Visit the library weekly. Week 4 Reread notes every night before bed. Read one extra book a week. Reward myself.
  12. 12. SEIZE THE DAY  Study Schedules help you…  Break down the tasks into manageable parts.  Keep up with assignments.  Get into a study routine.  Make the most of your time.  Make a schedule like the one on the next page.
  13. 13. SCHEDULE TIME Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Weekend 3:00 PM Snack/ play Music lesson Snack/ play Religious edu. Snack/ play Snack/ play 4:00 PM Home wk Home wk Home wk Home wk Home wk Study 5:00 PM Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner 6:00 PM Soccer practice Chores Chores Soccer practice Chores Chores 7:00 PM Reading Reading Reading Reading Reading Reading 8:00 PM Study Study Study Study Study Study 9:00 PM Prepare for the next day (pack backpack and lunch, set out clothes)
  14. 14. ASSIGNMENT  Make a Goal Oriented Schedule.  Must include: three occurring months, 4 weeks, and all boxes filled in.  Make a Study Schedule.  Must include: time from home to bed, days of the week, and all boxes filled in.
  15. 15. GET ORGANIZED  Make a List like the following. Home Supplies School Supplies Assignment pad Assignment pad Binders/ Notebooks Binders/ Notebooks Calculator Calculator Dictionary Dictionary Paper Gym Clothes Pens/ Pencils Homework (COMPLETE) Pencil Sharpener Paper Ruler Pens/ Pencils School Books School Books Phone #’s/ Emails of buddies Watch/ Clock Watch/ Clock
  16. 16. SET UP A STUDY CENTER Good Study Areas  In your room at desk.  In a calm corner of house.  In a library. Poor Study Areas  In front of TV.  In your room on bed.  On the School Bus,  Study in a calm, quiet place.  Turn off television, radio, and other distractions.  Study at the same time each day so people know to leave you alone.
  17. 17. GET A STUDY BUDDY  Look for classmates who…  Take school seriously.  Earn higher grades than you do right now.  Keep up with all the work.  Are trustworthy.  Are well-organized.  Are rarely – if ever – absent.
  18. 18. IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY  1. Link It  Connect new ideas to what you already know.  2. Repeat It  Repetition helps fix info. In your mind, so recite the facts aloud or write them down.  3. Play With It  Use memory tricks, little sayings that jog your mind.
  19. 19. IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY  4. Write It Down  Write important information on index cards.  5. Sing It  Songs stick in our mind because of the rhythm.  6. Visualize It  As you study, form a mental picture.
  20. 20. TAKE GREAT NOTES  1. Write only the important information.  Main idea  Important names, dates, numbers  Key details  2. Outline and Highlight  main idea / heading  people/ events/ categories  important information under the upper outline  additional information about the upper outline
  21. 21. TAKE GREAT NOTES  3. Keep It Brief!  Come up with an abbreviation system.  4. Organize Your Notes  Keep notes in binder, organized by topic with handouts.  5. Write Clearly  Your notes will be useless if you can’t read them.
  22. 22. READ FOR SUCCESS
  23. 23. BE AN EXPLORER  Try each reading method several times with different types of texts such as stories, textbooks, web pages, newspaper articles.  You will probably find one or two reading methods that you like a lot. Stick with them, but try new ones, too. Don’t get stuck in a reading rut.
  24. 24. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT  Practice these reading techniques 15 to 20 minutes a day. Follow the schedule and you’ll see progress fast.  Try reading at the same time every day, in the same place, so you get into a reading routine.
  25. 25. STICK WITH IT  Keep a “reading diary” by listing all the different things you have read. You’ll feel good looking back at all the fun you had reading.  Don’t give up! Learning any skill takes time and effort. But its really worth it.
  26. 26. BE AN ACTIVE READER  Preview the Text  Cover  Title  Table of contents and subtitles  Pictures, illustrations, photos, charts, and maps  Captions
  27. 27. PREVIEW THE COVER  What clues about the story do I get from the title? Based on the title what do I think will happen in the story?  What clues about the story do I get from the pictures? Front and Back covers? What will the mood be?  Who wrote the book? Have you read books by this author before?  Were there any comments by famous people?  How is the story describes in the jacket flaps?
  28. 28. PREVIEWING THE TITLE  What does the title mean? Does it have more than one meaning?  Why did the author pick this title?  By the title, what do you think will happen in the story?
  29. 29. PREVIEW THE TABLE OF CONTENTS AND SUBTITLES  What will this book teach me?  What main topics does the book cover?  How are the topics arranged?
  30. 30. PREVIEWING PICS, ILLUSTRATIONS, PHOT OS, CHARTS, OR MAPS  What different types of pictures, photographs, and maps are included?  What do the visuals show?  What mood do they show? (MOOD)  Why were these illustrations included? What purpose do they serve?  By the Pictures, what do you think the book will be about?
  31. 31. PREVIEW THE CAPTIONS  What facts do I get from the captions?  By the captions, what does the book describe?
  32. 32. MAKING PREDICTIONS  WHAT I KNOW + STORY CLUES = PREDICITONS  Based on what I know and the clues in the story, what do I think will happen next?  How accurate are my predictions?  What new predictions can I make using the facts I just read?  Practice Predicting by the book you have choosen.
  33. 33. SET A PURPOSE FOR READING  Purposes for Reading…  Confirm a belief  Discover options  Get facts  Get instructions  Have fun  Learn new information  Learn new vocabulary  Review notes
  34. 34. PURPOSE FOR READING  Saves time  Improves understanding  Use What you know  Use a KWL chart to help understand and organize what you are reading.
  35. 35. SKIM THE TEXT  Preview text  Predict  Skim, Read really fast  Focus on key words  Look for facts (often in first and last sentences)  Restate information at end of the page
  36. 36. FIND THE MAIN IDEA  Find topic, main sentence  Find sentences containing information on the main topic  See what the paragraph is about
  37. 37. UNSTATED MAIN IDEAS  Find Topic, Main Sentence  Look for details about the Topic  Make an hypothesis
  38. 38. FIND KEY DETAILS  Examples  Information on main topic  Facts  Statements that can be proven  Statistics  Numbers for additional information
  39. 39. FIND KEY DETAILS  Reasons  Explanations for why something happened.  Definitions  Statements that explain what something means  Descriptions  Words or phrases to give more depth into detail
  40. 40. STEPS FOR OUTLINING  Identify the Topic  Subject of paragraph  Identify the Main Idea  Stated or unstated information  Find Details that back up the Main Idea  Extra and important information under headings
  41. 41. 5 W’S & H  Who? Person, people  What? Subject, topic, main idea  When? Time, date  Where? Place, location  Why? Reasons, explanations  How? Process, explanations
  42. 42. KEY DETAILS Who? • Levi Stauss What? • Blue Jeans When? • 1850
  43. 43. KEY DETAILS Where? • San Francisco Why? • To make money How? • By accident
  44. 44. SUMMARIZE  Preview passage, predict, read the passage  Find main idea and important details  Explain main idea in your words  Skim passage- make sure you’ve got everything  Begin summary with main idea then key details
  45. 45. SQ3R  S – Survey  Q – Question  R – Read  R – Recite  R - Review
  46. 46. SMRR  S – Skim  M – Mark  R – Read  R – Reread
  47. 47. CONTEXT CLUES  Definition Clues – stating def. in the passage.  Contrast Clues – telling what it is NOT.  Commonsense Clues – your knowledge.
  48. 48. STRATEGY CHECKLIST  Read slowly  Reread confusing parts  Look at pictures, maps, etc.  Visualize the details  Restate reading in your words  Ask yourself questions  Help, use a reference
  49. 49. ASSIGNMENT  Use steps of reading with the passages given.  Make a KWL chart with the passage given.  Make an outline of the passage given.  Make a question web for the passage given.  Try SQ3R or SMRR. Write on test what was easier for you or what wasn’t easy for you.
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