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  1. 1. DETERMINING YOUR COLLEGE READINESS The 10 LASSI* Scales and What They Mean to You*The LASSI Skills Inventory was created at the University of Texas andCopyright ©2012 H&H Publishing, 1231 Kapp Drive, Clearwater, FL 33765, All rights reserved
  2. 2. Why the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI)?? Identify areas where you could benefit the most from interventions Prescriptive feedback increases your self- awareness Focuses on thoughts, behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs that relate to successful learning Gives you a plan to follow to increase achievementWeinstein, C. E., Palmer, D. R., & Schulte, A. C. (2002). The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory. H & H Publishing Company, Clearwater, FL. 2
  3. 3. MEASURES –LASSI Attitude Time Motivation Management Information Anxiety Concentration Processing Selecting Main Study Aids Self testing Ideas Test Taking Strategies
  4. 4. ANXIETYStrategies to Reduce Anxiety Stress management Study skills Test taking strategies 4
  5. 5. ATTITUDE Career Counseling Goal Setting Analysis of success and failureAttitude Needed for College Success 5
  6. 6. ConcentrationStudy area Goals and 50:10 Rule Keep noise without time limits Break for 10 to adistractions for each minutes minimum assignment each hour 6
  7. 7. INFORMATION PROCESSING Use active reading strategies Make connections Review with previousconsistently material Review note Make connections taking strategies with your world 7
  8. 8. MOTIVATIONSet Goals Chart Your Actively Progress Participate in Learning 8
  9. 9. Self-TestingDevelop Questions fromLecture and ReadingsPractice SQ3R Active ReadingStrategiesReview Note taking techniquesincluding Cornell Notes 9
  10. 10. SELECTING MAIN IDEAS From ReadingFrom Lecture •Listen carefully and write down the •The first paragraph of a reading lecture points your professor says will usually tell main idea. will be covered in the class. •Topic will be 1st or second sentence •Survey notes from your readings of each paragraph. Supporting before each lecture to listen for paragraphs will provide supporting additional information about facts to main idea. topics. •Create an outline from supporting •Listen for the main idea phrases facts to determine main idea including: this is important, the •Main idea should include words point is, remember. from section heading. •Listen for repeated or emphasized •Read the chapter summary and phrases compare ideas to your main idea •Summarize your notes immediately for each section. following class (Cornell Notes) 10
  11. 11. STUDY AIDS• Can be created after • Can be on paper or • Created from notes and each lecture to smartphone reading summarize notes. • Study anywhere • Your own study notes• Show relationships • Must be matched to • Detailed• Help visual learner main ideas • You get out what you• May need multiple for put into it. more materialConcept Summary Note CardsMaps Sheet• Predict essay questions • If on file can help you to • Often available in• Fashion responses to plan study bookstore or online questions • Can help you determine • Can help find main ideas• Feel prepared at exam types of questions in reading time • Supplement to study not • Should not replace• Must identify topics in only review method reading advancePractice Publishers Old ExamsEssay Writing Study Guide 11
  12. 12. TIME MANAGEMENT •Gather all your syllabi together and make a note of when and how many major assignments are due •Use a semester calendar to record when all your exams, quizzes, lab reports, papers, finals, etc. are due.Create Semester Calendar •Record class and lab •Record meal times. •Record all regularly scheduled personal activities such as work, and athletic commitments. •Record any special activities you need to do or want to do on a regular basis. •Include time for DAILY class preparation. •Schedule a weekly review for each course.Create Weekly •Leave some empty blocks of time open for academic or personal needs. •Schedule some time during the week to “play”, relax, or do whatever you want to do. This Schedule is your reward for sticking to your schedule. 12
  13. 13. TEST-TAKING STRATEGIES Before the During the Essay Active Review Exam Exam Questions •Do practice •Get plenty of •Be confident •Outline what you problems sleep the night •Look over the plan on writing •Make fash cards before entire test first first •Recite what you •Diet and exercise •Follow directions •Read over all the know properly •Answer questions questions •Anticipate •Eat a hearty that are easy or carefully questions breakfast the questions you •Write the “easy” •Make “summary morning of the know first essays sheets” exam •Underline your •Review past •Avoid panicking main idea exams the last minute •Answer the •Study with a •Avoid last minute question in first group interference sentence or paragraph •Be direct and specific •Answer the question 13Academic Skills Center • Dartmouth College
  14. 14. These slides provide basic information regardingintervention to assist you as you develop the skillsneeded for success.For more detailed information don’t forget to utilizethe detailed study skills resources provided at