Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 12.2

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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 12.2

  1. 1. Summing Up Section 12.2: Education Skills Taking Charge: Chapter 12 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Looking Back <ul><li>Three P’s: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prioritize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Persevere </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. Time <ul><li>Time management: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reward yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Break large projects into pieces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>X marks the spot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The lights are on but nobody’s home </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Financial Aid <ul><li>Financial aid is a crucial part of your entire educational financial picture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work-study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tax advantages </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Safety <ul><li>Follow the tips provided to stay safe around campus </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom safety </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory safety </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t wear lose clothing in a laboratory </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wear close toed shoes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remember your personal protective equipment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t eat or drink in a chemical laboratory </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Familiarize yourself with the location of fire extinguishers and first- aid kits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Follow proper safety procedures when using electrical equipment </li></ul></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Critical Thinking <ul><li>Socratic Method </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Research </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Study Habits <ul><li>Improving study habits through taking notes </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dates of events </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Names of people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Theories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arguments and debates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Images and exercises </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anything your teach writes on the board </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your own questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Improving test scores through better study habits and reducing anxiety </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. Learning Techniques <ul><li>Multisensory learning </li></ul><ul><li>Overlearning </li></ul><ul><li>SQ3R </li></ul><ul><li>Read all direction first </li></ul><ul><li>Preview the test </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the easiest parts first </li></ul><ul><li>Fine out if you are penalized for ignored questions </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you write legibly </li></ul><ul><li>Leave time to check your answers </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Communication <ul><li>Effective verbal communication techniques </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Set and appointment and be on time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Polite conversation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ I” messages to get your point across </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t argue with your teacher </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Show gratitude </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Move through the administrative hierarchy if you can’t resolve the situation with your teacher </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The importance of written communication </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Writing Skills <ul><ul><li>It is important to know how to write essays, research papers and the basics of technical writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the steps to writing a laboratory report: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Materials and Hazards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Procedure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  11. 11. Tolerance and Diversity <ul><li>Eliminating sexism in technical education </li></ul><ul><li>The technical world is no longer only a man’s domain </li></ul><ul><li>When faced with a compromising situation: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask why do you feel threatened or annoyed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consider if you are acting fairly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use the Sunlight Test </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask what do you gain from intolerance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What if it were you—how would you feel? </li></ul></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  12. 12. Further Reflection <ul><li>How will you apply critical thinking skills in your education? </li></ul><ul><li>What have you learned about your educational life? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing

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