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LEARN HOW TO STUDY. Student Wall Planner and Study Guide. Academic Teacher Resources. Why Study?. Keep Your Parents and Teachers Happy? May be it is to improve: Knowledge Understanding Self Satisfaction Information Recall Marks. Process. Now ACT on the methods to be shown!.

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Student Wall Planner

and Study Guide




why study
Why Study?
  • Keep Your Parents and Teachers Happy?
  • May be it is to improve:
    • Knowledge
    • Understanding
    • Self Satisfaction
    • Information Recall
    • Marks

Now ACTon the methods to be shown!

Yes No

Do you want to know HOW to improve?

Yes No

Stop NOW!

Do you BELIEVE you can improve?

Yes No

Do you really WANT to improve?

Yes No

Do you NEED to improve?

  • Study is not learning.
  • Study (1)is the process that should help you to retain what you are taught and what you learn in the long term.
  • By studying what you are taught you will be better able to:
    • (2)Recall it
    • (3)Use it
    • (4)Explain it to others and
    • (5)Achieve results that are the best reflection of your ability


  • Study is about:
    • Doing a variety of things to get your mind actively engaged in your work
    • Doing things often
    • Ways that help you remember and apply what you have been taught


  • Study is:
    • (6)A routine that you organise and use to achieve your very best effort
    • (7)An activity that requires discipline
the 12 pieces to the puzzle
The 12 Pieces to the Puzzle
  • 1 Set Your Goals
  • 2 Learn (8)How to Study
  • 3 Understand and Use Your (9)Wall Planner
  • 4 (10)Prepare for Examinations
  • 5 Manage the Basics
  • 6 Know Yourself
the 12 pieces to the puzzle1
The 12 Pieces to the Puzzle
  • 7 (11) Motivate Yourself
  • 8 Improve Your Memory and Recall
  • 9 Use Mapping Strategies
  • 10 Improve Your Reading and Essay Technique
  • 11 Streamline Your Bookwork and Note Taking Technique
  • 12 (12)Evolve as an Independent Learner
study is
Study is ….
  • Something that takes organisation, time and effort
  • A process of doing things frequently
  • Not a ‘natural’ thing for most people
  • (13)Work you set for yourself
  • A focus on routine
  • Repeated practice until you are confident
  • (14)A way of achieving your best personal results
  • Making the effort to see your teacher if you do not understand things
  • A way to avoid the need to ‘cram’ at the last minute
  • Growing in confidence about your school work and ability

Study is NOT ……..

  • Something that only ‘smart’ students do
  • Doing any work set by the teacher
  • Reading over things
  • Doing assignments
  • Homework
  • Something you ‘get back to later’
  • Repeating the same mistakes
  • Something you do after you get a bad test result
  • Spending lots of hours doing the wrong activities
  • Sitting in your room for hours just (15)looking through your notes
study technique learning
Study Technique - Learning

Study Effectiveness

Learning Style and Learning Behaviour


study record
Study Record
  • The Student Wall Planner has a Study Record section.
  • Place a () in the box for each (16)30 minutes of study you do for each subject area.
  • Many students find this progress (17)method encouraging.
homework v s study
Homework v’s Study


  • Sometimes student think study is doing assignments
  • Sometimes student think study is doing homework
  • Sometimes student think study is reading over their notes
  • Study is (18)done to supplement homework and assignments
  • Even is you have no homework you (19)always have STUDY!




Homework v’s Study

  • If no study is done on new material covered in class, then on average one forgets up to 80% of what was taught within 24 hours
  • However if the new material is studied within 24 hours it takes 7 days before 80% is forgotten
  • If a 2nd study review is done within the next 7 days then it takes 30 days to forget up to 80% of the material
think about your homework and study habits
Think About Your Homework and Study Habits
  • (1) Try to avoid doing too much
  • (2) Plan Specific times
  • (3) Utilise same period of time daily
  • (4) Specific goal for my homework and study times
  • (5) Hardest task first?
think about your homework and study habits1
Think About Your Homework and Study Habits
  • (6) Start my work on time
  • (7) Review my notes before beginning assignments
  • (8) Tell friends not to contact me during homework and study sessions
  • (9) Phone a friend when a task is too difficult
  • (10) Use weekends to review my school work
analyse your time
Analyse Your Time
  • Experiment and try different times and see which works for you.
  • You simply need to discover which(24)general time (or combinations) suits you best with other activities or interests you have.
  • Remember to get all things into balance.
analyse your time1
Analyse Your Time
  • Are you doing the suggested time on homework, assignments and study?
  • When is the best time of the day to do things?
  • Early in the morning before school?
    • After school – fresh in your mind?
    • Evening after a meal and relaxed
  • Try something new – get up early one morning a week for the next 5 weeks to do your work
other study ideas
Other Study Ideas
  • 1 Form a Study Group
  • 2 Summarise Topics – Pages
  • 3 Cards – Definitions and Key Points
  • 4 Diagrams
  • 5 Extended Reading (beyond text)
  • 6 Review Daily/Weekly Information