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Study Skills. Summer 2013. I have to read how many chapters by tomorrow?????!!!!!!?????. Why read before class ? Use your syllabus as your best friend Step 1 go to content outline Step 2 find pages in text that address that topic Step 3 highlight or underline those headings

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study skills

Study Skills

Summer 2013

i have to read how many chapters by tomorrow
I have to read how many chapters by tomorrow?????!!!!!!?????
  • Why read before class?
  • Use your syllabus as your best friend
    • Step 1 go to content outline
    • Step 2 find pages in text that address that topic
    • Step 3 highlight or underline those headings
    • Step 4 go back and read just about those content topics
    • Step 5 be sure to look at charts, tables, graphs, and

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Outcome I

how can i improve my reading comprehension
How can I improve my reading comprehension?
  • Have a clear idea of what and why you are reading
    • Syllabus
  • Write notes as you go
  • Only highlight key concepts
  • Most faculty supply their power point prior to class for you to print and take notes

Outcome I

sq3r method of studying
SQ3R method of studying
  • Before lecture
    • S = Survey
      • Preview chapter using syllabus content outline (as discussed previously)
    • Q= Question
      • What am I supposed to learn
        • Get from syllabus learning outcomes and content
    • R= Read
      • The paragraphs you marked
  • After lecture
    • R= Review
      • Look at objectives from syllabus and turn them into questions (instant study guide)
    • R= Recite
      • Answer questions at end of chapter, study guide; practice NCLEX questions

Outcome 2

structures of study groups
Structures of Study Groups

Teacher tells you in class…………you retain ~20%

Go over it again on your own……you retain ~60%

Share info with others……………..you retain ~ 90%

3-4 people with similar study habits/schedules and a variety of strengths and weaknesses

Set group goals … all must commit to coming prepared

Belong to several groups

Outcome 3

study group warning
Study Group Warning!!
  • Do not split up material among group members for study materials creation
  • Example of best way to create study guide
    • All members of group read material and write outline
    • Each member sends their outline to each other
    • Integrate outlines into one thorough document for all to use

Outcome 3

using your vark to get the results that you want visual study strategies
Using your VARK to get the results that you wantVisual Study Strategies
  • Notetaking
    • Use lots of white space
    • Draw pictures
    • Spatial arrangements and
    • Color

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more visual strategies
More Visual Strategies

Create & study Graphics, diagrams, & flow charts

Use lots of color, highlighters, pens, underline

Use symbols for words + -    

more visual strategies1
More Visual Strategies

Convert your lecture “notes” into a learnable package by reducing them 3:1 into picture pages

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Handwrittennotes better than printed

Use different font sizes and styles and colors for visual variety

practice for visual
Practice for Visual
  • Draw a representation of the following concept:
  • Signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia
    • Thirst
    • Frequent urination
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Blurred vision
    • Trouble concentrating
    • Increased serum glucose
aural study strategies
Aural Study Strategies
  • Attend classes, you need to hear the presentation
  • Discuss topics with other students
  • Explain new ideas to other people
  • Use a tape recorder
    • If recorded class – write notes from recordings, translate into your own words and re-record in your own words
    • Listen to tapes while sleeping at night
more aural strategies
More Aural Strategies
  • Leave lots of white space in notes
    • Your notes may be poor because you prefer to listen
    • Collaborate with read / write person
    • Expand your notes after class by talking to others
  • Read your notes out loud
practice for aural
Practice for Aural
  • Describe the following concept out loud as if teaching to another person

Signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia

    • Thirst
    • Frequent urination
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Blurred vision
    • Trouble concentrating
    • Increased serum glucose
read write study strategies
Read/Write Study Strategies
  • Emphasis is on words and lists
  • Write notes from text & lecture
    • You’ll have excellent notes
    • Use headings and lists
    • Convert notes into a learnable package by reducing them 3:1
    • Read your notes again and again
    • Rewrite ideas and principles into other words
    • Keep re-writing and re-writing
more read write strategies
More Read / Write Strategies
  • Make index cards
  • Use mnemonics
    • Steps of the nursing process - ADPIE (assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, evaluation)
  • Crossword puzzles, games, scrabble
  • Practice multiple choice questions
    • Use NCLEX books
  • Read topic in multiple sources
practice for read write
Practice for Read/Write
  • Create a mnemonic for the signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia
    • Thirst
    • Frequent urination
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Blurred vision
    • Trouble concentrating
    • Increased serum glucose
kinesthetic study strategies
Kinesthetic Study Strategies
  • Use all your senses
    • Sight
    • Smell
    • Touch
    • Hearing
    • Taste
  • Convert your “notes” into a learnable package (3:1)
    • Lecture notes may be poor, so get with read/write person
    • Talk about your notes with another “K” person
more kinesthetic strategies
More Kinesthetic Strategies

Do case studies/applications of content

Write examples of the information

Use pictures and photos that illustrate idea

Write stories about real life examples of the content

Do things to understand ( skills lab, hands on, write stories or case studies, think of examples

Study while moving (treadmill, elliptical)

practice for kinesthetic
Practice for Kinesthetic
  • Write a short case study about a patient with hyperglycemia signs and symptoms
    • Thirst
    • Frequent urination
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Blurred vision
    • Trouble concentrating
    • Increased serum glucose
multimodal study strategies
Multimodal Study Strategies
  • It is necessary for you to use more than one strategy for learning.
  • Go to study strategies for your preferences and use strategies from each mode.
  • Example: Before you buy a new cell phone
    • See a diagram of how it works
    • Heard about it from a friend
    • Read something about it
    • Try it for yourself
taking notes in class
Taking Notes in Class
  • Many write down only 10% of lecture
    • Review notes after class with peers
    • Research study – students who reviewed notes immediately after class recalled 1 ½ times more than group who didn’t review (6 weeks later)
  • A student who has no notes or doesn’t study notes forgets about 80% of lecture by end of 2 weeks
  • Students who take copious notes, reviews immediately after lecture and several times before exam remembers 90-100%.

Outcome 5

methods of taking notes
Methods of Taking Notes
  • Open Notebook

Add notes from text or peer

Fill in details for concepts on left

Define terms on left

Class Notes

Key words and concepts

Terms you don’t know

cornell note taking system
Cornell Note Taking System

ASAP after lecture

summarize concisely in

RECALL column

cover right column and use

summary in RECALL

column as cues to facts

from lecture

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