Goal and Standards

 GOAL: Students will improve at least one aspect of
their study habits.
What is a habit?

“Do you use study-skills habits?”


 Give some examples of study-skills habits
Personal Skills
Assessment Survey
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Study Skills Habits
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 Strongest Habits

 Weakest Habits
General Study-Skill Tips:

 Set up a daily time and place to study.
 Write down homework assignments, tests
and project...
Note-Taking Tips:

 Good note-taking habits can improve your ability to learn
and shorten your time when preparing for a...
Textbook Reading Tips:

 Being able to read for content and take notes out
of your textbook will allow for better
unders...
Textbook Reading Tips: cont.


 Use the SQ3R system (this system is best used over a
period of a few days):
 Skim: Skim...
What are some things you do to prepare
for a test?

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Test-Taking Tips:

 Using these tips will help you be more confident
when taking your test and will help alleviate
sympt...
Before the test:

 Have several study sessions prior to the test day.
 Do not cram the night before!
 Anticipate/predi...
During the test:

 Relax and take slow deep breaths if you need to calm
yourself down.
 Look over the entire test first...
After the test:

 Read any comments made by your teacher.
 Correct any wrong answers so you can use
the test as a way t...
Keeping Focused While
Studying Tips:

 Keeping your body healthy and alert will make studying
much easier and allow you ...
Personal Skills
Assessment Survey
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  • File transfer the survey to students and have them submit it to the dropbox. If you would like, you can create a survey, in course quiz or other means to get information from students. Give students time to complete the survey.
  • What do you believe are some STRONG (have a large impact) habits vs. Weak (have a smaller impact) habits?
  • File Transfer Study Skills Assessment sheet
  • Review student responses as it applies to your expectations as a teacher.
  • Review with students today’s assignment – They should complete and submit the Personal Study Skills and Habits self-inventory survey.
  • Study skills assessment

    1. 1. Goal and Standards   GOAL: Students will improve at least one aspect of their study habits.
    2. 2. What is a habit? 
    3. 3. “Do you use study-skills habits?”   Give some examples of study-skills habits
    4. 4. Personal Skills Assessment Survey 
    5. 5. Study Skills Habits   Strongest Habits  Weakest Habits
    6. 6. General Study-Skill Tips:   Set up a daily time and place to study.  Write down homework assignments, tests and projects along with due dates.  Review your notes and handouts on a daily basis.  Begin intensive test preparation. Study each day as if you have a test the next day.  Always look for new study-skills habits/strategies that may work for you!
    7. 7. Note-Taking Tips:   Good note-taking habits can improve your ability to learn and shorten your time when preparing for a test!  Listen carefully to the teacher.  Always write down things the teacher:  Writes on the whiteboard.  Says are important to remember.  Says over and over and over again.  Take your notes in outline form and write clearly!  Always put examples, page numbers or reminders next to your notes.  Leave room on your paper to expand or add to your notes after class.
    8. 8. Textbook Reading Tips:   Being able to read for content and take notes out of your textbook will allow for better understanding of big ideas and the vocabulary of the unit you are studying.  Get the “Big Picture” first. This means glancing through the chapter headings and subheadings.  Skim pages if you are looking for a general idea.  Read slowly if you are looking for details.  Read the summary paragraphs at the end of each section or chapter to get the general idea.
    9. 9. Textbook Reading Tips: cont.   Use the SQ3R system (this system is best used over a period of a few days):  Skim: Skim the chapter before reading it. Be sure to pay attention to all pictures, charts, and diagrams.  Question: After skimming the chapter, write down two or three questions about the chapter or section.  Read: Read the chapter carefully while taking outline notes of what you are reading.  Review: Review your notes and use them to answer the questions you developed after you skimmed the chapter (“b” above).  Recite: Quiz yourself on the main concepts of the chapter.
    10. 10. What are some things you do to prepare for a test? 
    11. 11. Test-Taking Tips:   Using these tips will help you be more confident when taking your test and will help alleviate symptoms of test anxiety.
    12. 12. Before the test:   Have several study sessions prior to the test day.  Do not cram the night before!  Anticipate/predict test questions. Creating a practice test can help with this.  Complete any review sheets a teacher gives you.  Review all notes, outlines, note cards, quizzes and/or review sheets for the current test materials.  Take a deep breath before entering the classroom and tell yourself that you will do well because you have prepared well.
    13. 13. During the test:   Relax and take slow deep breaths if you need to calm yourself down.  Look over the entire test first.  Manage your time so that you are able to complete all sections.  Read all directions very carefully.  Answer questions you know first.  Circle questions you can’t answer; go back and answer them last.  Review all your answers before turning in your test.
    14. 14. After the test:   Read any comments made by your teacher.  Correct any wrong answers so you can use the test as a way to learn more about a subject…AND to study for finals. Talk with your teacher if you have any questions about an answer.
    15. 15. Keeping Focused While Studying Tips:   Keeping your body healthy and alert will make studying much easier and allow you to retain more information.  Take a short break. Get up and do something after studying for long periods of time. Stretch, take a walk, or get something to eat or drink.  After your break, go back to studying. Review your notes to get a fresh start on your subject.  Get plenty of sleep.  Eat a balanced diet.  Exercise regularly.  Take time out for fun!
    16. 16. Personal Skills Assessment Survey 

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