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EFFECTIVE STUDY TECHNIQUES. Academic Skills for Success in College 10/01/07. OVERVIEW. Budget your time. Be an active classroom participant. Read with a purpose. Utilize learning techniques. Where to get help. Study Schedule.

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effective study techniques

EFFECTIVE STUDY TECHNIQUES

Academic Skills for Success in College

10/01/07

overview
OVERVIEW
  • Budget your time.
  • Be an active classroom participant.
  • Read with a purpose.
  • Utilize learning techniques.
  • Where to get help.
study schedule
Study Schedule
  • Initially, plan two hours of study time for each hour of class time.
  • Schedule regular study times.
  • Plan at least one hour blocks of study time.
  • Reward yourself for using study time effectively. (Your reward system won’t work if you “cheat”).
study schedule continued
Study Schedule continued…
  • Try to schedule study periods before and after classes.
  • Work on your most difficult subjects at the times you are most alert.
  • Balance your activities.
  • Keep your schedule flexible.
text book reading note taking
TEXT BOOK READING &NOTE TAKING
  • Read or skim the text before class.
  • Go early and stay late.
  • Sit close to the instructor.
  • Don’t try to write everything down.
  • Use a separate binder for each subject.
  • Use abbreviations.
abbreviations
Decrease <

Number #

Increase/more >

With w/

Continued cont.

Important *

At @

Definition def

And &

Each ea

Equals =

Example e.g.

Should be s/b

ABBREVIATIONS
types of note taking methods
TYPES OF NOTE TAKING METHODS
  • Cornell Note Taking System – Click Here
  • Concept Map – Click Here
  • SQ3R Method – Click Here
slide9

MIND MAPPING

Write down the most important word or short phrase or symbol for the center. Think about it; circle it.

Post other important concepts and their words outside the circle

Click Here

learning techniques
LEARNING TECHNIQUES
  • Flash cards
  • Acronyms - a word (as NATO, radar, or laser) formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound term.
  • Acrostics - short verse composition, so constructed that the initial letters of the lines, taken consecutively, form words.
  • Recite and Repeat
  • Rhymes and Music
marking your textbook
MARKING YOUR TEXTBOOK
  • Step 1 SURVEY
  • Step 2 READ
  • Step 3 MARK
  • Step 4 REVIEW
in summary decide what to study
IN SUMMARY…DECIDE WHAT TO STUDY
  • Lecture notes.
  • Textbook chapters.
  • Textbook notes and Study Guides.
  • Previous Tests, Papers, Homework, etc.
  • Instructors’ Handouts.
  • Study Groups.
  • SUCCESS IS JUST A COMMITMENT AWAY…GOOD LUCK !
need assistance
Need Assistance ?
  • Academic & Career Advisement Center Locations:

103 Jacobetti & 3302 Hedgcock

227-2283 or 227-2971

  • Services include:

Free Tutoring

Academic and Career Advising

Workshops

Referrals

Student Service Center Amenities

All students welcome!

  • Study Guides – Click Here