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  • Intro. Mention Handout of tips Power pt. With some featured techniques Inspiration Software
  • Some featured tips from handout
  • Allows you physically manipulate wording & check your understanding of the logical order Makes you visually focus on each element For deeper understanding
  • I’m going to walk you through the mental steps Taken to create visual chaining associations. It take time, but what you develop is often unforgettable. Remember I’m not trying to teach you Bloom’s Taxonomy here, But rather, how I would go about memorizing & understanding it.

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  • STUDY STRATEGIES
    • Planning
    • Reading/Notes
    • Memorization
    • Motivation
    SALT Center Workshop 1010 N. Highland Ave. Tucson, AZ 85721 (520) 621-1242 Source: Mary Beth Foster
  • Creating a Study Plan 12 11 10 History Test 9 Review All 8 Review All 7 Create Practice Test 6 Review Handouts Wkshts 5 Rewrite Notes & Make Flash Cards 4 3 Review Ch. 10 & add notes 2 Review Ch. 9 & add notes May 1 Review Ch. 8 & add notes 30 Reorg. Class Notes 29
  • Mark up those Margins Think in ink while you read Assign special colors to emphasize certain pts. Use Stickies
  • Color Code Notes to Text
    • Use different highlighter colors for different topics in the textbook readings
    • Match those colors & highlight corresponding passages in your lecture notes
  • Visual understanding -- Notes Reorganize notes On bottom half of paper Create graphics Use arrows, Use webs Use boxes, circles, BIG Print , highlighters, colors , etc . During class take notes on top half of paper
  • Piece your reading together like a Jigsaw puzzle
    • Select a reading passage that describes the order in which something occurs
    • Study the passage
    • Clip apart sentences in the passage (use printed material or copied textbook pages)
    • Scramble
    • Reassemble in order
  • Memorization
    • Sight
    • Sound
    • Smell
    Use Your S-Senses Beyond Reciting & Repeating
  • Visual Imagery (Sight)
    • Use drawings or pictures to create
    • memorable visual associations
    • Example From Nutrition Class
    • Keratinization:
    • Vitamin A deficiency
    • symptom - Bumpy Skin
  • Use Google Image Searching
    • Examples for Biology or Psychology class:
    • S uperior -
    • H uron –
    • M ichigan -
    • E rie-
    • O ntario-
    Make it unusual & Vivid S uper H orse M ust E at O ats Mnemonics (Memory Aids) To remember the Great Lakes in order of size (water surface area)
  • Creating FlashCards
    • Term on one side
    • Flip side to include
      • Definition
      • Concept
      • Example
      • Memory trigger (visual image, mnemonic device, etc.)
  • Use Colored Flash Cards
    • Tips: Assign colors that correspond to
    • the terms being studied
    • Chemistry Examples: Acids might get red, bases might get blue
    • Nutrition: Different colors for fats, sugars, proteins
    • Spanish: Blue for masculine words, pink for femin.
  • How to Use Flash Cards
    • 1)Term to definition
    • 2)Flip
    • 3)Definition to Term
    • 4)Shuffle
  • Create a Jingle (sound)
    • Neurotransmitter: “Low acetylcholine levels can cause problems with memory, emotions, and language.”
    • Source: http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/genet.html
    • Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had a cow,
    • E-I-E-I-O With a "moo-moo" here and a "moo-moo" there Here a "moo" there a "moo" Everywhere a "moo-moo" Old Macdonald had a farm,
    • E-I-E-I-O
    • Music - http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/mcdonald.htm
    • Neurotransmitters (sung to the tune of "Old MacDonald“)
    • My brain had a neurotransmitter B-R-A-I-N Acetylcholine in my brain B-R-A-I-N
    • with a feeling here
    • And a memory there
    • Here a word, there a memory
    • Everything you think, think
    • My brain had a neurotransmitter B-R-A-I-N
  • Memorable Aromas (Smell)
    • Peppermint or Cinnamon Gum
    • Studies link these to higher performance on memory tests
    • Possible Reasons:
    • Increased Sugar levels
    • Chewing activity stimulates heart rate & increases focus
    • Aroma opens pathways in brain
    • Association (stimulates associative memory if used while studying and while testing)
  • Motivation to Study or Study Limbo
    • Study Limbo
    • (a time stretching study exercise)
    • Name something (other than schoolwork) that you push yourself to excel at? ____________________________________________________
    • Examples: a sport, a hobby, an art, an instrument, etc.
    • If you don’t have one, think of one you wish you could pursue & imagine the goals you would have to set to become accomplished at this activity.
  • Limbo Goals
    • Write down small goals you set for yourself during practices that keep you striving to work harder & longer.
    • _____________________
    • _____________________
    • _____________________
    • _____________________
    • Examples:
    • A limbo artist might tell himself, one more time. Bend the knees more.
    • A piano player might say repeat this line 5 times without any mistakes.
    • A puzzle enthusiast might promise not to quit until 10 more pieces are placed.
    • A runner might say just 1 more lap, & then after that might add ½ lap.
  • Encouragement
    • Add some of the comments you say to encourage yourself.
    • ___________________________________
    • ___________________________________
    • ___________________________________
    • ___________________________________
    • ___________________________________
  • Reflect
    • How can you set similar goals when studying?
    • What are things you can say to yourself to help push you to study longer and more effectively?
  • Visualize
    • Visualize yourself as you study as being the runner, the piano player, the limbo artist (whatever you chose above).
    • Stretch your goals by repeating the goals and comments you made above.
    • Example: “I’m running a long race. I’ve got to push myself. Just one more lap, just one more page, just one more sentence, just one more...