Study Hints Mrs. Wessels Web Page
Basic Ideas <ul><li>How to take notes </li></ul><ul><li>How to study for quizzes & tests </li></ul><ul><li>How to organize...
Taking Notes <ul><li>BE NEAT!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Label the date and section </li></ul><ul><li>Anything that’s written on ...
Studying for Quizzes <ul><li>Rework 3-5 problems from each section of the homework </li></ul><ul><li>Look over your notes ...
Studying for Tests <ul><li>Rework old homework problems </li></ul><ul><li>Rework old quiz problems </li></ul><ul><li>Ask q...
Organizing a Study Folder <ul><li>Mark everything with chapter or section number and date.  (including worksheets) </li></...
How to ask questions <ul><li>Ask a SPECIFIC question about a SPECIFIC topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan enough time to get you...
Reading the Textbook <ul><li>Skim over the entire section first </li></ul><ul><li>Go back and reread anything in  BOLD  ty...
Test-taking Tips <ul><li>Read the question thoroughly </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the question being asked </li></ul><ul><li>...
Vocabulary <ul><li>Read the section around the word you are unsure of </li></ul><ul><li>Think of mnemonic devices to help ...
Final Thought <ul><li>One of the best ways to enhance studying is to keep the lines of communication open.  It is your res...
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Study Hints Intro

  1. 1. Study Hints Mrs. Wessels Web Page
  2. 2. Basic Ideas <ul><li>How to take notes </li></ul><ul><li>How to study for quizzes & tests </li></ul><ul><li>How to organize your study folder </li></ul><ul><li>How to ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>How to read the text book for information </li></ul><ul><li>How to take a test </li></ul><ul><li>How to work on vocabulary skills </li></ul>
  3. 3. Taking Notes <ul><li>BE NEAT!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Label the date and section </li></ul><ul><li>Anything that’s written on the overhead or board SHOULD BE written in your notes </li></ul><ul><li>Go back and reread your notes before you start your assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Put a star by or highlight anything that is specifically stated as being a possible quiz or test question </li></ul>
  4. 4. Studying for Quizzes <ul><li>Rework 3-5 problems from each section of the homework </li></ul><ul><li>Look over your notes for : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlighted problems/examples </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spend QUALITY, not QUANTITY!! </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes before class is not the time to ask questions about all of the information. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Studying for Tests <ul><li>Rework old homework problems </li></ul><ul><li>Rework old quiz problems </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions during the review session </li></ul><ul><li>Spend time at several study sessions, not just all night before the test </li></ul><ul><li>Learn any definitions and highlighted problems </li></ul><ul><li>If you need help, schedule a time to meet with Mrs. Wessels or a study buddy. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Organizing a Study Folder <ul><li>Mark everything with chapter or section number and date. (including worksheets) </li></ul><ul><li>Keep everything in one folder or notebook, not stuffed in the back of the book. </li></ul><ul><li>If you run across a problem you don’t understand, mark it and ask about it during class the next day </li></ul>
  7. 7. How to ask questions <ul><li>Ask a SPECIFIC question about a SPECIFIC topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan enough time to get your questions answered. </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes before a test is not enough time to answer & master the information </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a question as soon as you are confused, don’t wait until you are totally lost!! </li></ul><ul><li>There is NO SUCH THING as a dumb question! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Reading the Textbook <ul><li>Skim over the entire section first </li></ul><ul><li>Go back and reread anything in BOLD type, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try this & guided practice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make note of anything you don’t understand </li></ul><ul><li>Follow directions exactly </li></ul>
  9. 9. Test-taking Tips <ul><li>Read the question thoroughly </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the question being asked </li></ul><ul><li>Check your answer for logic and reasonableness </li></ul><ul><li>Look for clues in the question </li></ul><ul><li>If it is multiple-choice: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for the best answer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate as many answers as possible before guessing (if necessary) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Vocabulary <ul><li>Read the section around the word you are unsure of </li></ul><ul><li>Think of mnemonic devices to help you remember relationships and patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Try and connect a new word or phrase to previous learning </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the new phrase or word in your notes, so you know that is something to study. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Final Thought <ul><li>One of the best ways to enhance studying is to keep the lines of communication open. It is your responsibility to study, ask questions, complete assignments and be an ACTIVE LEARNER. </li></ul>

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