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Study readiness training 2


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Study readiness training 2

  1. 1. Study Readiness Training for IETDs Session 2
  2. 2. Session 2 objectives • To develop a study system to revise the AFK exam • To identify mistakes in interpreting MCI • To write a long-term study plan • To set study group ground rules
  3. 3. Passive versus Active Learning
  4. 4. Approaches to Study: Deep vs. Surface Learning
  5. 5. Strategic Learning•Learning to achieve highest possible marks•Focus on assessment requirements & criteria•Effort to understand knowledge to show learning•Focus on perceived approaches of the exam
  6. 6. What’s a Study System?• A way of organizing your learning based on yourpreferred learning styles, personality, studytime, motivation, attitudes, goals, beliefs, etc.• A way of engaging your brain in a deeper way ofthinking that requires the use of notes, mindmaps, outlines, summaries, and revisions
  7. 7. Study SystemsA.S.P.I.R.E• Approach: have a positive attitude, avoiddistractions, & make time in your schedule•Select: choose what materials to review•Piece together: synthesize & summarize the material•Reflect: think about the application of what youlearned•Evaluate: examine your learning in quizzes andexplore ways to improve your weak areas.
  8. 8. Study SystemsM.U.R.D.E.R• Mood: have the right attitude & study environment•Understand: mark what you don’t comprehend•Recall: summarize key information when you finishstudying•Digest: go back to the material you didn’tunderstand, try to understand it and make it easier torecall•Expand: apply the concepts you are learning•Review: go back all over the material until you areconfident of your knowledge
  9. 9. 4R’s Learning• Reducing: condense information into small chunks• Reciting: say the reduced material in your own words• Reflecting: connect the new information with concepts you already know• Reviewing: revise materials and areas until youcompletely understand it
  10. 10. Task 1:Develop your own study system and present it toyour group
  11. 11. Exam questions & higher levels ofthinking
  12. 12. Multiple Choice Questions
  13. 13. Identifying Mistakes in Interpreting MCI
  14. 14. Task 2:Review the exam questions in the handout andidentify mistakes in the interpreting the multiplechoice questions,
  15. 15. Test Taking Strategies•Begin reviewing early•Conduct short daily review sessions•Read texts before study group sessions•Review notes immediately after group sessions•Review with a group•Break up the study tasks into manageable chunks•Study the most difficult material when you arealert
  16. 16. Developing a Study PlanIt provides a roadmap to prepare for the exams• Define content areas• Determine strengths & weaknesses• Identify resources available• Develop a realistic schedule• Study with others• Plan for self-review sessions
  17. 17. Task 3:Write your long-term study plan to review the AFKexam blueprint
  18. 18. Study Group
  19. 19. IETDs Study Group Spirit