Get Your Study Supplies First… • Need a coputer and ditunary? • Someone had this typed in their survey, and YES…a “computer” and “dictionary” would be great! • I also found: • gasibo for “gazebo” • useally for “usually” • pencial for “pencil” • becouse for “because” • alsways for “always” • reponsible for “responsible” • crasy for “crazy” • stidying for “studying” • asements for “assignments”
Supplies continued… • We said computers, dictionaries… • Thesaurus • Text Books • Paper or Notebook • Pen or Pencil • Highlighters • Your Binder with Folders • Calculator • Etc!
Prioritize • Is the work due tomorrow? • If the answer is NO, then save it for later. • If the answer is YES, that should tell you it needs to be more of a priority (more important)…so work on it first!
Study Hall • Study Hall could be useless if someone doesn’t know HOW to study! • How to use your time: • Read with purpose. • Organize thoughts / notes. • While reading or working, guess what happens next before you actually find out. Infer • Connect information to your life!
Notes During Class • Why do we need Cornell Notes?
Study At Home • How do you set up your own space? • How should you spend your time? • What do you need?
Put Your Name On It! • Place your name on all work: • Worksheets • Study Guides • Notes • Notebooks • Folders • You should always have a first/last name, at least a last initial, and label it for the class it belongs to.
Know Text Features • Investigate the front and back cover. • What does the title say about the book? • Check the inside flaps. • Read the Table of Contents. • Use images, information in the margins (edges of pages)
Read With Purpose • DO try reading higher level books! • You may have to read it several times. • Good readers know to challenge themselves. • “Most schools don’t let students read over their heads, but good readers do that all the time,” says Joy Hakim, author of the series the Story of Science and the History of US . • When reading, Hakim suggests a quick overall read, then follow-up readings with specific goals.
Read with Purpose continued… • Practice sifting through information to find main ideas. • Before/During/After reading ask…what information is important to remember? • Key Ideas vs. Details • Do not be afraid to then read it again, with the Key Ideas in mind!
When Should I Skim A Reading? • Skimming or Speed Reading is quickly glancing at a reading to catch larger words / concepts. • THIS IS NOT ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA! • It may help in a timed quiz / test / exam. • How? • Read the section headings / titles. • Read the 1st and last sentences of paragraphs. • Ignore captions and side bars. • Look for italic words or bold words. • When running out of time, skip to the end.
Practice Skimming • We have 3 minutes to read the passage on the website… • When done, tell me what the paragraph was about. • What were the Key Ideas or Main Ideas? • We will try to answer some questions to check how much information you remember! • Can you guess what the questions will be as you read? • http://www.online-stopwatch.com/