Monday, October 25, 2021

Study tips for a successful school year!

Note-Taking Tips
  • Have a positive attitude - intend to take notes
  • Be organized - it will save time
  • Use a separate notebook for each class
  • Use standard size notebooks and paper
  • Leave 1" margins on all sides
  • Circle unclear information
  • Sit where you will avoid distractions and can see clearly
  • Listen closely to lecture introductions and summaries
  • Leave blank spaces between lines so you can add information if needed. Also, it is easier to study when information is spaced correctly.
Test Taking Tips

True and False Questions

  • Do these questions first. They go quickly and may give you clues to other questions.
  • Words such as always, none, all, and never are likely to be found in false statements. Words such as usually, generally, and sometimes are more likely to be found in true statements.

Multiple Choice Questions

  • This is the most common type of test
  • Read directions carefully.
  • Look for answers that don't fit, and eliminate them.
  • Look for exact answers.
  • Look carefully at longer answers. Often it is necessary to include more information to make a correct statement than a false one; therefore, longer answers are often correct.

Matching Questions

  • Match the ones you know first.
  • Cross out items you have answered.
  • Use your hunches.

Remember to NEVER leave a question blank.

Look at your test to make sure you have answered all questions.

ALWAYS double-check your test!

Homework Tips
  • Do not cram!
  • Pace yourself
  • Be organized
  • Begin with the most difficult tasks - and "get it done" so that it won't hang over your head!
  • Make homework and studying a habit
  • Do not procrastinate
  • Learn to use spare moments
  • Make sure you understand the assignment
  • Break large assignments into smaller, organized parts
  • Give yourself enough time to do a good job
  • Don't spread yourself too thin
  • Have a positive attitude about learning
  • Seek help if you don't understand something or if you are having problems
  • Review information before you go to bed
  • Good grades are most often lost due to lack of organization rather than a lack of information
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