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Study Skills

  1. 1. STUDY SKILLS REMEMBERING INFORMATION Dr. Roz Iasillo
  2. 2. Techniques for Remembering <ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Mind Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Categorization </li></ul><ul><li>Rhyme </li></ul><ul><li>Abbreviation </li></ul><ul><li>Acronym </li></ul><ul><li>Acronymic Sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Organizer </li></ul>
  3. 3. Techniques for Remembering – Repetition <ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technique for remembering facts in which you read, write and say the facts a number of times </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use Repetition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you want to remember a few facts, unusually not more than 4-5 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to use Repetition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read the facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Say the facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeat the steps three or four times </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul>
  4. 4. Techniques for Remembering – Mind Picture <ul><li>Mind Picture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technique for remembering facts by forming one or more pictures in your mind </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use Mind Picture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you can easily form one or more pictures in your mind to help you remember </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to use Mind Picture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Say the facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create one or more pictures in your mind to show all the facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on the pictures(s) and say the facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recall the picture(s) when you need to remember the facts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul>
  5. 5. Techniques for Remembering – Grouping <ul><li>Grouping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technique for remembering facts that go together in some way </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use Grouping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you want to remember facts that can be placed in groups or categories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to use Grouping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for ways that facts can be remembered or grouped together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a name for each group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the facts that go with each group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul>
  6. 6. Techniques for Remembering – Rhyme <ul><li>Rhyme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technique for remembering facts by forming rhymes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use Rhyme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When the facts you want to remember have words that sound alike </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to use Rhyme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a line that ends with a word to be remembered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a second line that ends with a word that rhymes with the word to be remembered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeat steps 1 & 2 for other words to be remembered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul>
  7. 7. Techniques for Remembering – Acronym <ul><li>Acronym </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technique for remembering facts by forming a word using the first letter of each fact to be remembered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use Acronym </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you want to remember a facts whose first letters can be arranged to form a real or nonsense word that can be pronounced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to use Acronym </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Underline the first letter of each fact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrange the underlined letters to form a real word or nonsense word that can be pronounced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul>
  8. 8. Techniques for Remembering – Abbreviation <ul><li>Abbreviation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technique for remembering facts by using the first letter of each fact you want to remember </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use Abbreviation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you cannot form a word that can be pronounced using the first letter of each fact </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to use Abbreviation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Underline the first letter of each fact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrange an abbreviation using the underlined words </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul>
  9. 9. Techniques for Remembering – Acronym Sentence <ul><li>Acronym Sentence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technique for remembering facts by creating a sentence from words whose first letters help you remember facts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use Acronym Sentence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you want to remember a number of facts that are difficult to remember using the acronym or abbreviation techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to use Acronym Sentence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Underline the first letter of each fact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and write a sentence using words that begin with the underlined letters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul>
  10. 10. Techniques for Remembering – Graphic Organizer <ul><li>Graphic Organizer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A visual technique for remembering information that contains a topic, subtopics and details </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use Graphic Organizer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you want to show how a topic, subtopic, and details go together </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to use Graphic Organizer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the topic for the information you need to remember </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the subtopics for the topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the details for each subtopic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a graphic organizer that shows how the topic, subtopics, and details are related </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul>
  11. 11. Dr. Roz Iasillo Mother McAuley High School

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