Introduction TIME MANAGEMENT + SMART STUDY = SCHOOL SUCCESS • In this session you will be able to… • Make the most of your time by getting organized • Be more confident in your learning skills • Prepare for a test without last – minute panic • Take the tests with confidence and skill • Study smarter to get the grades you want
You Can Succeed! • Start by… • Being enthusiastic about learning. • Having discipline. • Deciding that you can do well on tests. • Having self-respect. • Making friends with people who support your hopes and dreams. • Not be a quitter. • Preparing for the future. • Using your time wisely.
Be A Class Act • Be prepared. Bring books, notebooks, homework, pencils, pens, and erasers. • Sit in front of the room. This reduces distractions and shows the teacher that you are serious about learning. • Pay close attention in class. • Take good notes. • Raise your hand when you know the answer. • Ask intelligent questions when you’re confused. • Treat your teachers with respect. • Come to every class.
Seize The DayMake a study schedule • Study Schedules help you… • Break down the tasks into manageable parts. • Keep up with assignments. • Get into a study routine. • Make the most of your time. • Make a schedule like the one on the next page.
Get Organized • Make a List like the following.
Set Up A Study Center Good Study Areas Poor Study Areas In front of TV. In your room on bed. On the School Bus,Maxi • In your room at desk. • In a calm corner of house. • In a library.
Get A Study Buddy • Look for classmates who… • Take school seriously. • Earn higher grades than you do right now. • Keep up with all the work. • Are trustworthy. • Are well-organized. • Are rarely – if ever – absent.
Improve Your Memory • 1. Link It • Connect new ideas to what you already know. • 2. Repeat It • Repetition helps fix information in your mind, so recite the facts aloud or write them down. • Use memory tricks, little sayings that jog your mind.
Improve Your Memory • 3. Write It Down • Write important information on index cards. • 4. Sing It • Songs stick in our mind because of the rhythm. • 5. Visualize It • As you study, form a mental picture.
Take Great Notes • 1. Write only the important information. • Main idea • Important names, dates, numbers • Key details • 2. Outline and Highlight • main idea / heading
Take Great Notes • 3. Keep It Brief! • Come up with an abbreviation system. • 4. Organize Your Notes • Keep notes in binder, organized by topic with handouts. • 5. Write Clearly • Your notes will be useless if you can’t read them.
Be an Explorer • Try reading from different types of texts such as stories, textbooks, web pages, newspaper articles. • You will probably find one or two reading sources that you like a lot. Stick with them, but try new ones, too. Don’t get stuck in a reading rut. • Try reading at the same time every day, in the same place, so you get into a reading routine.
Reading Techniques • Preview text • Predict/Ask questions • Skim, Read really fast • Focus on key words • Look for facts/Definitions • Restate information at end of the page/Recall • Summarize/Review
System for understanding and learning what you readSQ3R • S – Survey • Q – Question • R – Read • R – Recite/Recall • R – Review LET’S TRY IT! READ AND LEARN AS MUCH AS YOU CAN ABOUT OUR NATIONAL FLAG IN THE NEXT SLIDE:
The national flagwas designed by the Independence Committee and selected to be used as the National Flag in 1962. Its colours are red, white and black. Red is the colour most expressive of our country. It represents the vitality of the land and its people; it is the warmth and energy of the sun, the courage and friendliness of the people. White is the sea by which these lands are bound: the cradle of our heritage; the purity of our aspirations and the equality of all men under the sun. The Black represents for us the dedication of the people joined together by one strong bond. It is the colour of strength, of unity, of purpose and of the wealth of the land. The colours chosen represent the elements Earth, Water and Fire which encompass all our past, present and future and inspire us as one united, vital, free and dedicated people. Our National Flag
FinallyStrategy Checklist • Read slowly • Reread confusing parts • Look at pictures, maps, etc. • Visualize the details • Restate reading in your words • Ask yourself questions • Help, use a reference