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Strategic studying and test taking tips. Learning styles. Today…. A little neurophysiology What are the different learning styles? What’s my style? How can I maximize my learning? How can I get the most out of my studying?. Neuroanatomy. Brain function contributes to learning style

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Today
Today…

  • A little neurophysiology

  • What are the different learning styles?

  • What’s my style?

  • How can I maximize my learning?

  • How can I get the most out of my studying?


Neuroanatomy
Neuroanatomy

  • Brain function contributes to learning style

    • Brain stem – controls basic functions

    • Cerebellum – balance and coordination

    • Cerebrum – high-level functions

      • Left – language and logical thinking, right side mvt

      • Right – nonverbal processes, imagination, left side mvt


Neurophysiology
Neurophysiology

  • Cellular level

    • Neurons receive & send

  • Creating new connections

    • Connections strengthen with practice

    • Continues with new learning


Primary learning styles
Primary learning styles

  • Visual

  • Auditory

  • Bodily-kinesthetic


Visual
Visual

  • Read

  • Watch demonstrations


Auditory
Auditory

  • Sounds good to me…..

    • Discussions

    • Lectures

    • Q/A sessions

    • Giving speeches

    • Reading aloud

    • Study groups

    • Recorded lectures


Bodily kinesthetic
Bodily-kinesthetic

  • Learn by doing!

    • Labs

    • Volunteer for demonstrations

    • Group projects

    • Assistance

    • Tutor


Secondary learning styles
Secondary learning styles

  • Individual

  • Group

  • Oral expressive

  • Written expressive

  • Sequential

  • Global


Individual
Individual

  • Perspective

  • Comparing w/previous experience

  • Reflecting


Group
Group

  • Collaborative learner


Oral written expressive
Oral – Written Expressive

  • Ask questions

  • Answer questions

  • Explanations

  • Discussion

  • Writes opinions

  • Written insights


Global learners
Global learners

  • Big picture thinkers

  • Relating concepts

  • Likes analogies

  • Suggestions:

    • Summarize

    • Diagrams to relate to “big picture”

    • Write down questions


Sequential learners
Sequential learners

  • Detailed information in logical pattern

  • Good outlines

  • Read directions first!

  • Suggestions:

    • Summarize w/bullets

    • Draw diagrams to show relationships

    • To-do list!

    • Examples


Strategic studying
Strategic studying

  • Note-taking

    • Review text & create outline

    • Class notes

      • Shorthand/abbreviations

      • Organize to fit

      • Diagrams!

      • Neatness counts

      • Leave spaces

      • Read over ASAP!


Note taking styles
Note-taking styles

  • Outline

  • Asymmetrical columns

  • Compare-contrast

  • Concept maps

concept


Strategic studying1
Strategic studying

  • Location

  • Focus

  • Set goals


Memory skills
Memory skills

  • Memory skills

    • Registration

      • Reception – taking in

      • Perception – recognition

      • Selection - remembering

    • Short term – 5 to 9 chunks

    • Long term – organize & store

      • Recall & use!


Strategies that work
Strategies that work

  • Group review

  • Diagrams!

  • Set goals

  • Fresh mind

  • Short time blocks – take breaks

  • No procrastination allowed


Learning styles

Maggie says……

”Toto, we’re not in Kansas……

Katiebelle says…..

“What Maggie means is that this is not high school.”