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Part 1Setting Personal Goals Staying Focused Why Learn to Study? Now is the Time
Setting Goals Why set goals for your life? goals bring meaning to our lives goals give direction to our lives goals bring order to our lives
Staying Focused Define your goals: The GPA of Success Goals-should reflect your wants and needs. Plan-maps the route you plan to take in order to reach your goal. Action-brings your goal and your plan to life.
What if the problem is thatI can’t concentrate? Clear your mind Focus Don’t worry Switch subjects frequently Do not get disturbed by other people/things Get enough sleep!
Now is the time! Setting a goal to obtain a college education, or to gain marketable skills will require learning how to study. The first goal for being successful in your academic journey and accomplishments is learning how to study effectively.
Why learn to study? Because tests are a part of life and taking tests will continue throughout your career Recertification tests are required in the medical and teaching professions, as well as for realtors and counselors Hairdressers, electricians, and plumbers must recertify themselves, Tests are required for many professions in obtaining higher salaries and more prominent positions within corporations and institutions
Part 2Defining the TermStudy Environment Concentration
What is studying? The act of applying the mind so as to acquire knowledge or understanding as by reading, investigating, and examination of any subject or event An earnest effort of the mind or a state of mental absorption Application of mental faculties to the acquisition of knowledge
Your study environment. A study is a place to study, create your own study, make it a place you really want to spend time. Your study space should also be a place you can GET WORK DONE!
Concentration Warm up your brain by reviewing your notes and text reading assignment Summarizing what you have learned Decide what you will accomplish and how much time you spend on a particular subject Take a short break every 30-40 minutes If your mind resists or begins to wander, tell it to “be here now.”
Part 3 SQR3 S-Survey Q-Questions R3-Read, Recite, Review
Survey Quickly preview the chapter and devise a plan for reading Note the chapter headings Notice any maps, charts, graphs, diagrams, pictures, etc. Pay attention to bold terms and vocabulary
Questions Discover if there are any discussion questions at the end of the chapter and keep them in mind while you are doing reading assignments Headings and vocabulary terms
R-3 Recite Say out loud what you are learning Discuss what you are learning with friends and family Use a tape recorder to recite information and play it back to yourself Anything that can give you an auditory connection with the subject
R-3 Review Review your notes as many times as it takes until you can actually see the information in your mind hear the information in you head Re-read your notes right after class to make sure they make sense Review notes at least once a week to help enforce memory and retain concepts
Statistics A study revealed that those who read textbooks: Forgot 46% of text the next day Forgot 79% after 14 days Remembered only 19% in less than one month Why are humans so forgetful?
Improving Your Memory Using mnemonic devices Acrostics Acronyms Methods of loci Rhyming
Remember: More to collegesuccess than just studying! Keep a good relationship with your professor Keep a good relationship with your classmates Keep dedicated to your class work and commitment to the class College life
Workshop Quiz Type the following webpage link in your browser: libguides.hgtc.edu/sstc Click on the “On Demand Workshops and Quizzes” tab Locate the quiz associated with this workshop title and click on the workshop image to enter the quiz Evaluate what you have learned through this workshop! Don’t forget to enter your first and last name