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Listening to Lectures
Listening to Lectures
Listening to Lectures
Listening to Lectures
Listening to Lectures
Listening to Lectures
Listening to Lectures
Listening to Lectures
Listening to Lectures
Listening to Lectures
Listening to Lectures
Listening to Lectures
Listening to Lectures
Listening to Lectures
Listening to Lectures
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SAC Study Skills
Preparation before, and strategies during and after lectures to improve understanding and the usefulness of academic lectures.

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  • 1. Listening to Lectures SAC Study Skills SAC Guided Independent Learning
  • 2. Workshop aims: SAC Guided Independent Learning - Study Skills Think about: Give an overview of academic lectures and how they differ from other learning experiences Look at problems when listening to an academic lecture Preparing for a lecture Lecture styles During a lecture After a lecture
  • 3. Purpose of a lecture SAC Guided Independent Learning - Study Skills important concepts new ideas relevant theories To explain:
  • 4. What’s the difference? SAC Guided Independent Learning - Study Skills Lecture Conversation Requires a high level of subject knowledge Essential to be able to identify what is relevant or not Only requires general knowledge Useful to be able to identify what is relevant or not
  • 5. What are the consequences? SAC Guided Independent Learning - Study Skills The listener in a lecture has to simultaneously process:
  • 6. Lecture strategies SAC Guided Independent Learning - Study Skills Speaking speed or speaker’s accent <ul><li>Practice listening on Moodle or WebCt </li></ul><ul><li>Listening resources in the SAC </li></ul><ul><li>SAC resources on the U-drive </li></ul><ul><li>On-line sites and resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://vsac.cele.nottingham.ac.uk/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.elanguages.ac.uk/ningbo/ ( username: eapningbo password: ezap932s) </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Lecture strategies SAC Guided Independent Learning - Study Skills New vocabulary and concepts <ul><li>Pre-reading before the lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Writing questions in your notes to be followed up later </li></ul>
  • 8. Lecture strategies SAC Guided Independent Learning - Study Skills Amount of information <ul><li>Practice note-taking techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-reading before the lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Review the PPT slides and handouts after the lecture </li></ul>
  • 9. Preparing for a lecture SAC Guided Independent Learning - Study Skills Pre-reading <ul><li>Do the core reading assigned to the lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Learn key terminology and concepts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a subject specific dictionary or vocabulary book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>on-line sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>course, module or division glossary </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Preparing for a lecture SAC Guided Independent Learning - Study Skills Questions <ul><li>Before the lecture write down any questions you can think of about the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with your colleagues to find gaps in your knowledge </li></ul>
  • 11. During a lecture SAC Guided Independent Learning - Study Skills Questions <ul><li>Try to listen for the answers to questions you wrote before the lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Write down any new questions that you think of during the lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to ask the lecturer questions (he or she will usually tell you when you can ask) </li></ul>
  • 12. During a lecture SAC Guided Independent Learning - Study Skills Notes <ul><li>Listen for signpost language to help you identify important information </li></ul><ul><li>Make a note of any points you find particularly interesting or or feel are important </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, it is impossible to write down every- thing the lecturer says </li></ul>
  • 13. After a lecture SAC Guided Independent Learning - Study Skills Questions <ul><li>Review your questions – did you find answers? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you think of others questions during the lecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have any questions after reviewing your notes, and the lecture PPT and handouts? </li></ul>
  • 14. After a lecture SAC Guided Independent Learning - Study Skills Other options <ul><li>Write a short summary of the lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with colleagues or form a study group to compare your notes and summaries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>did you understand the lecture in the same way? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how can the ideas in the lecture be used for assignments, etc? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>do you have any questions about the content of the lecture? </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. Thinking about lectures SAC Guided Independent Learning - Study Skills Are all lectures the same? <ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture styles differ between subject areas and between lecturers </li></ul><ul><li>or with the same lecturer from week-to-week </li></ul>
  • 16. Thinking about lectures SAC Guided Independent Learning - Study Skills Are all lectures the same? <ul><li>A lecturer may: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>compare two models or theories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>take a problem – solution approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use a question and answer style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>compare and contrast information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or do something else again… </li></ul></ul>
  • 17. Thinking about lectures SAC Guided Independent Learning - Study Skills Are all lectures the same? <ul><li>Familiarize yourself with the approach that your lecturers take </li></ul><ul><li>If you are aware of the style a lecturer prefers to use you will be able to follow the lectures more easily </li></ul>
  • 18. Thank you for your attention Any Questions?

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