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Study skills

  1. 1. Study Skills<br />
  2. 2. Ways to Study<br /><ul><li>Flashcards
  3. 3. Ask someone to quiz you
  4. 4. Read your notes
  5. 5. Read notes aloud
  6. 6. Highlight your notes
  7. 7. Summarize
  8. 8. Outline
  9. 9. Graphic version of work (lists, columns, Venn diagrams…)
  10. 10. Quiz yourself
  11. 11. Rewrite Notes
  12. 12. Worksheet as a quiz by covering over the answers and re-doing
  13. 13. Look over old quizzes and assignments and correct
  14. 14. Answer study guide question
  15. 15. Teach it</li></li></ul><li>Open, organized studying surface<br /> (large desk or table)<br />Supplies (paper, pens,…)<br />Quiet without distractions<br />No Food<br />Good Lighting<br />Comfortable Furniture<br />Study Location<br />
  16. 16. Be calm and patient with yourself as you review<br />Beating yourself up will do no good.<br />Try to open your mind as much as possible<br />Putting other things aside<br />Avoid frustration<br />Calm Attitude<br />
  17. 17. Take Good Notes & Pay Attention<br />
  18. 18. Create two columns side by side<br />One listing the common names<br />Other listing the scientific names<br />Covering up pieces of information<br />Lists<br />
  19. 19. Put one word/picture one side<br />Definition on other side<br />Flash Cards (modified list)<br />
  20. 20. Acronyms<br />Example<br />HOMES<br />Each of the letters in HOMES begins the name of one of the Great Lakes (Huron, Ontario, etc.)<br />Acrostic<br />Example<br />"Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally“<br />parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction<br />Acronyms/Mnemonics:<br />
  21. 21. Hard subject/assignment first<br />A student who receives A's in his chemistry course may enjoy studying chemistry (and can still benefit from it, of course!) but if he is receiving C's or D's in math or English, then it is more pressing during the grading period to study those other subjects. Assess your strengths and weaknesses and distribute your time accordingly.<br />Focus on most important first<br />
  22. 22. Study groups allow the student to use other students to help<br />Fill in missing gaps in notes or understanding<br />Identify with each other's problems in the learning process<br />Quiz each other<br />Teaching someone else material helps you to learn<br />Tutoring<br />Work with Others<br />
  23. 23. Practice improves success<br />Practice Essays<br />

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