Setting Goals for Grades - What smaller steps will you take to accomplish your goal? Make sure that each step is measurable and attainable.
How Are Your Study Skills? - This takes a checklist approach to see how well your routine is setup.
Taking Notes in Class - A simple templated approach for you to work with.
Make a Study Plan - : Use the graphic organizer to create a plan of action for studying. What material am I most confident about? What material do I really need to study?
Things to Consider -R ead the list of study skills below. In the box, write an assessment of where you stand with regards to each skill. Do you already use it? Do you need to learn it or get better at it?
How To Take Notes - Have you mastered the important study skill of taking notes? Check off the items you do currently.
The Mind Map - A mind map is a way to visually organize information. One of its main benefits is that it shows relationships between different things, which can be very helpful when a concept or piece of information is related to multiple other concepts or when concepts are related in multiple ways.
Time Management - One of the best study skills you can develop is time management. All the other study skills won’t help you if you don't know how to manage your time. Time management is actually a catch-all phrase that includes combination of different skills. In combination, using these skills will allow you to accomplish what you need to, by the time you need to, within the amount of time you have available to you. How do you time management skills measure up?
Reading - Do you know "how" to read? As a study skill, reading is more than just understanding, processing, and perhaps picturing the words on the page. When you read for pleasure, reading is all you need to do. But when you read to study, you must not only read, but read in a way that will enable you to retain and later recall the information that you read.
Test Preparation - Create a plan to attack that next test in all facets.
Creating the Right Environment - It's important to choose a study spot where you will be comfortable, will be able to remain alert, and where you will not have to deal with distractions. Before deciding what the best study spot for you will be, take a few minutes to reflect on the things that may currently be standing between you and effective learning.
Learning Styles and Beliefs - Get an idea of where you stand with all of this.
Homework Organizer - A simple yet highly effective approach for you.
Preparing for a Test - Review your notes. Mark anything that you do not know well in one color. Mark anything that you do not understand in another color. Review previous tests or quizzes you have taken on this subject. Make sure you know the correct answers to any questions that you missed.
Mnemonic Devices - A mnemonic device is anything that you can remember that helps you to remember something else. It can be a pattern of letters, words, ideas, or associations. For example, the mnemonic Roy G. Biv is a name used to remember the order of the colors in a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
Annotation - A great habit to get into when you are reading anything lengthy.
Note Taking Skills - We touched on this a bit here, but this topic hits it out of the park for you.
Using Reference Tools - This section is really helpful when you are trying to apply this to research.