General Study Skills
Note-Taking Tips
Textbook Reading Tips
Test-Taking Tips
Tips for Keeping Focused while Studying
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You should review your notes and handouts on a ________ basis.
Daily
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This is the most important aspect when trying to take notes
Listen to the teacher!
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This means glancing through the chapter headings and subheadings
Getting the "Big Picture"
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Before a test you should first:
have several study sessions prior to the test day
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Keeping your body ______________ and alert will make studying much easier and allow you to retain more information
Healthy
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Studying everyday as if you have a test the next day is called what?
Intensive Test Preparation
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To give a summary of something or a general description; a plan giving the essential features of something but not the detail
An outline
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What can you read at the end of the chapters to get the general idea?
The summary paragraphs
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In preparing for a test, you should not....
cram the night before!
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What can you do after studying for long periods of time?
Take a short break, get up and do something, stretch, take a walk or get something to eat and drink
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Writing down due dates for these will help in general study skills
homework assignments, tests and projects
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you should always leave ______________ on your paper to expand or add to your notes after class
room
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What does SQ3R stand for?
Skim, Question, Read, Review, Recite
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At what point should you relax and take slow deep breaths if you need to calm yourself down?
During the Test!
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You should always get plenty of ________ when trying to stay focused while studying
sleep!
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Name a location where you can easily set a time to study
Library, book stores, coffee shops, a quiet area at home etc.
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Always write down things the teacher___________
writes on the board, says are important to remember, says over and over and over again.
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Read __________ if you are looking for a general idea
slowly
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You should _________ questions you can't answer; go back and answer them last
circle
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Why is eating a balanced diet important in studying?
promotes alertness and makes it easier to retain more information
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What is one of the most important habits you can have when trying to study?
Always look for new study-skills that may work for you!
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When should you read over your notes?
After class as soon as possible!
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Something you can do if you are looking for a general idea
Skim pages
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You should take a deep _____________ before entering the classroom and tell yourself that you will do well because you have prepared well
Breath
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Above all else, you should always take time out for _________
Fun!
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