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I Am A Good Student: A Study Skills Program


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A Study Skills Program

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I Am A Good Student: A Study Skills Program

  1. 1. Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew Clinical Psychologist Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>Teachers open the door...You enter by yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ancient Chinese Proverb </li></ul></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  3. 3. <ul><li>The purpose of this inventory is to find out about your own study habits and attitudes. Read each statement and consider how it applies to you. If it does apply to you, check Y. If it does not apply to you, check N. </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  4. 4. <ul><li>1. Y__ N__ I spend too much time studying for what I am learning. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Y__ N__ I usually spend hours cramming the night before an exam. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Y__ N__  If I spend as much time on my social activities as I want to, I don't have enough time left to study, or when I study enough, I don't have time for a social life. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Y__ N__  I usually try to study with the radio and TV turned on. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Y__ N__  I can't sit and study for long periods of time without becoming tired or distracted. </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  5. 5. <ul><li>6. Y__ N__  I go to class, but I usually doodle, daydream, or fall asleep. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Y__ N__  My class notes are sometimes difficult to understand later. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Y__ N__  I usually seem to get the wrong material into my class notes. </li></ul><ul><li>9. Y__ N__  I don't review my class notes periodically throughout the semester in preparation for tests. </li></ul><ul><li>10. Y__ N__  When I get to the end of a chapter, I can't remember what I've just read. </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  6. 6. <ul><li>11. Y__ N__  I don't know how to pick out what is important in the text. </li></ul><ul><li>12. Y__ N__  I can't keep up with my reading assignments, and then I have to cram the night before a test. </li></ul><ul><li>13.Y__ N__   I lose a lot of points on essay tests even when I know the material well. </li></ul><ul><li>14. Y__ N__  I study enough for my test, but when I get there my mind goes blank. </li></ul><ul><li>15. Y__ N__  I often study in a haphazard, disorganized way under the threat of the next test. </li></ul><ul><li>16. Y__ N__  I often find myself getting lost in the details of reading and have trouble identifying the main ideas. </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  7. 7. <ul><li>17. Y__ N__  I rarely change my reading speed in response to the difficulty level of the selection, or my familiarity with the content. </li></ul><ul><li>18. Y__ N__  I often wish that I could read faster. </li></ul><ul><li>19. Y__ N__  When my teachers assign papers I feel so overwhelmed that I can't get started. </li></ul><ul><li>20. Y__ N__  I usually write my papers the night before they are due. </li></ul><ul><li>21. Y__ N__  I can't seem to organize my thoughts into a paper that makes sense. </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  8. 8. <ul><li>Time Scheduling - 1, 2, and 3. </li></ul><ul><li>Concentration - 4, 5, and 6. </li></ul><ul><li>Listening & Note taking - 7, 8, and 9. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading - 10, 11, and 12. </li></ul><ul><li>Exams - 13, 14, and 15. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading - 16, 17, and 18. </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Skills -19, 20, and 21. </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  9. 9. <ul><li>SCORING: If you have answered &quot;yes&quot; to two or more questions in any category,you need further Study Skills Help Information for those categories. If you have one &quot;yes&quot; or less in a category, you are probably proficient enough in these areas that you don't need Self-help Information. Feel free, however, to get information in areas that you may have special interests, even if you scored well. </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  10. 10. <ul><li>I is for the INTEREST </li></ul><ul><li>Student learns to see the direct application of what he or she is doing in school to the real world and his emerging place in that world </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  11. 11. <ul><li>ACTIVATE and MOTIVATE </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation results from an involvement in programs designed to demonstrate the pay offs of effective studying, which then results in better education, which then leads to better job opportunities and the resulting &quot;better life&quot; </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  12. 12. <ul><li>MANAGE ones time before, after and during a learning experience </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  13. 13. <ul><li>AFFIRM with both verbal and non-verbal affirmations, that are needed to reconfirm the concept that each student is capable, valuable, worthy and good enough </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  14. 14. <ul><li>G is for the need to GATHER the available information in the area of effective student learning and develop the necessary skills </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  15. 15. <ul><li>O is for ORGANIZE </li></ul><ul><li>Youngsters need means and methods to organize desks, lockers, schedules and assignments.  </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  16. 16. <ul><li>O (the second O) is for OUTLINE </li></ul><ul><li>A student will learn to outline textbooks, notes and various assignments  </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  17. 17. <ul><li>D is for the need to DECIDE </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of the fact that the choices are yours and in doing so directs your efforts in a positive way </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  18. 18. <ul><li>S is for STRATEGIZE </li></ul><ul><li>which process provides you with a means to learn strategies such as listening and textbook reading designed to assist studying.  </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  19. 19. <ul><li>T is for TEST </li></ul><ul><li>In this section the student is exposed to test-taking techniques and methods for test preparations.  </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  20. 20. <ul><li>U  is for USE and UNDERSTANDING of the multisensory approaches stressed in this study skills program.  </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  21. 21. <ul><li>D is for DO ,   DEVELOP and maintain good study skills and study habits.  </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  22. 22. <ul><li>E is for EVALUATE by which students  assess their progress in the appropriate use of the study skills techniques and the impact on your learning situations. </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  23. 23. <ul><li>N is for NORMALIZE </li></ul><ul><li>Make proper and appropriate study skills a normal part of your life… </li></ul><ul><li>Habituation occurs and these skills become habits.  </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  24. 24. <ul><li>T is for TRY . </li></ul><ul><li>Realize that an attempt to try these skills is viable and rewarding </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
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  27. 27. <ul><li>Before you read, S urvey the chapter: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the title, headings, and subheadings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>captions under pictures, charts, graphs or maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>review questions or teacher-made study guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>introductory and concluding paragraphs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>summary </li></ul></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  28. 28. <ul><li>Q uestion while you are surveying: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn the title, headings, and/or subheadings into questions; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read questions at the end of the chapters or after each subheading; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask yourself, &quot;What did my instructor say about this chapter or subject when it was assigned?&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask yourself, &quot;What do I already know about this subject?&quot; </li></ul></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  29. 29. <ul><li>When you begin to R ead: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for answers to the questions you first raised; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answer questions at the beginning or end of chapters or study guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reread captions under pictures, graphs, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note all the underlined, italicized, bold printed words or phrases </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Study graphic aids </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce your speed for difficult passages </li></ul><ul><li>Stop and reread parts which are not clear </li></ul><ul><li>Read only a section at a time and recite after each section </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  30. 30. <ul><li>R ecite after you've read a section: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Orally ask yourself questions about what you have just read or summarize, in your own words, what you read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take notes from the text but write the information in your own words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Underline or highlight important points </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TRIPLE STRENGTH LEARNING: Seeing, saying, hearing- QUADRUPLE STRENGTH LEARNING: Seeing , saying , hearing, writing!!! </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  31. 31. <ul><li>R eview: an ongoing process. </li></ul><ul><li>Day One </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After you have read and recited the entire chapter, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>write questions in the margins for those points you have highlighted or underlined. </li></ul></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  32. 32. <ul><li>R eview: an ongoing process. </li></ul><ul><li>Day Two </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Page through the text and/or your notebook to re-acquaint yourself with the important points. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover the right hand column of your text/note-book and orally ask yourself the questions in the left hand margins. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orally recite or write the answers from memory. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>&quot;flash cards” </li></ul><ul><li>Develop mnemonic devices </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  33. 33. <ul><li>R eview: an ongoing process. </li></ul><ul><li>Days Three, Four and Five/ Weekend </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using the text and notebook, make a Table of Contents – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>list all the topics and sub-topics you need to know from the chapter. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From the Table of Contents, make a Study Sheet/ Spatial Map. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recite the information orally and in your own words as you put the Study Sheet/Map together. </li></ul></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
  34. 34. <ul><li>WE ALL HAVE EXAMS </li></ul><ul><li>IT IS INEVITABLE </li></ul><ul><li>SO WHY IS THE ANXIETY AND WHAT TO DO </li></ul><ul><li>WITH IT? </li></ul>Dr. Renjan Roy Mathew [email_address]
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