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  1. Study Skills Parents Presentation

  2. What are study skills? • Techniques which help a student with learning

  3. Study Skills: Overview • Motivation • Rewards • Time Management • Reading for Learning • Memory Techniques • Organisation and Planning • Effective Listening • Note Taking and Use • Exam Preparation • Coping with Stress

  4. Motivation • The driving force that spurs you on to stay with the task especially when the going is tough. • Sources: • enjoyment • wanting to learn more • fear of failure • achieving goals • reminding yourself why you are doing it • stepping stones

  5. Rewards • Major goals not the only reward • Reward for reaching smaller target/milestone • E.g. Small treat – trip to the cinema • Looking forward to these treats can be a good incentive to work

  6. Time Management • Making best use of time • Recommeded time including homework and study

  7. Time Management • Getting balance right in how you spend time: • Good time management is a skill. • Personal needs + things you have to do + things you want to do.

  8. Reading for Learning • SQ3R Method • Survey – survey the chapter, noting the titles, headings, pictures, charts etc. • Question – pose possible questions for yourself • Read – read and look out for the answers • Recite – flick back over, say out loud and make summaries • Review – after a ten minute break see how much you can recall. Use the question section at the end of the chapter.

  9. Memory techniques • This is a skill we teach students. • E.g. Imagery and associations • Mnemonics • Alphabetical Lists • Mind Maps / Brainstorming

  10. Organisation and Planning • Organise your materials • Organise a proper place to study – remove distractions • Plan your work- a revision timetable • Make lists and files • Study Groups • Dictaphone/Recording Device

  11. Effective Listening • Full participation in class • Listening in class with a pen/ highlighter • Underlining key words • Writing in additional information teacher is giving • Using post-it notes • Asking relevant questions in class for clarification

  12. Note Taking and Use • Brief • Clear • Understandable • Content • Organisation and Filing

  13. Study Skills and Revision Continued........ An Example of Note Taking Hitler’s plans for Europe were to destroy the Treaty of Versailles that the German people felt was unfair. He also wanted to reunite Germany with Austria and create a new powerful German empire, the Third Reich. Hitler also planned to conquer Poland, Czechoslovakia and Russia and take their lands for Germany. This would allow the Germans become the Master Race.

  14. Study Skills and Revision Continued........ • Bullet points • Destroy Treaty of Versailles. • Reunite Germany and Austria- the Third Reich. • Conquer Poland, Czech and Russia. • The Master Race.

  15. Exam Preparation • Prepare and plan in advance • Draw up a revision timetable • Condense notes • Practice memorising lists, dates etc • Know exam paper structure and marking scheme • Prioritise and balance time • Identify where you need help • Organise materials for each exam in advance, e.g. Caluclator, maths sets etc

  16. Timetable for Exam Revision Weekday do 1 to 2 subjects for about 30 mins each. Weekend do 3 to 4 subjects for 30 to 40 mins each.

  17. Coping with Exam Stress • Rest • Exercise • Diet • Relaxation • Keep it in perspective • Seek help

  18. Questions???? Thank You.