Study Skills Workshop

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Study Skills Workshop
Proudly Presented by:
* Angel Nevin
* Abdula Newman
* Nick Ritchie
Relax and enjoy a short clip…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3UHfsVSxmk
Good Study Skills Begin With:
 Active Reading
 Effective Note Taking
 Cornell Notes
 Mind Map (Spidergram,
spidergraph, spider
diagram)
 Test Preparation
 Flashcards
 Diagrams
Different Methods of Studying
Pros and Cons
Individual/Solitary
Collaborative/Groups
 More control for you (i.e.
time, style, location, etc.)
 Get a new perspective on
material
 Use your vocabulary
 Reduce procrastination
 Responsibility rests with
you (i.e. self-testing,
procrastination,
distraction)
 No assistance in filling in
knowledge gaps
 Only your perspective,
your style, your consistent
mistakes
 Fill in knowledge gaps
 Cover more material in less
time
 Pre-planning/Coordination
required
 Can have distractions
 Reduced independence
Individual Studying Tips
 Where you study matters!
 When you study matters!
 Set goals for each study session
 Balance study time and breaks
 Physical preparation is as important as mental
preparation!
Collaborative Studying Tips
 Clear communication is vital!
 Establish collaborative goals to increase focus
 Also establish individual goals to promote
interdependence
 Actively recruit motivated collaborators
 Be conscious of collaborator characteristics including size,
learning style, and ability
Collaborative Study Methods
 Jigsaw method
 Study groups
 Note sharing
 Tutoring
Honor Code
 The following shall constitute academic irregularities.
 (a) The use of notes, books, or assistance from or to
other students while taking an examination or working on
other assignments unless specifically authorized by the
instructor--acts defined as cheating.
 (b) The presentation of words or ideas from an existing
source as one's own--acts defined as plagiarism.
 (c) Other activities that interfere with the educational mission
within the classroom.
http://www.science.fau.edu/chemistry/chemlab/General/HONOR%
20CODE.htm
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FAU Resources
Tutoring
Supplemental Instruction
 FREE Tutoring is offered
for many courses
 Proven Effective here at
FAU
 Classmates as Tutors!
 All Leaders have gotten
an A in the course
 Located in the Center for
Teaching and Learning
 2nd floor of GS
 Friendly, well-trained
learning assistants
 Combines what to know
and how to learn
 6+ sessions may
increase overall grade by
½ to a full letter grade!
University Resources
 www.fau.edu/tutoring
 www.fau.edu/si
 www.fau.edu/ucew
 www.math.fau.edu/MLC/
 www.fau.edu/oma/
 www.fau.edu/ctl/
Additional Resources
(Youtube videos)
 Memory Tricks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxfUYS8VjI&feature=related
 Absorbing what you read:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dKnzu8D8&feature=fvwrel
 Mind Mapping:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4yzG65r6Ko
 Cornell Note Taking:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t_Vzeq5L3g
 Note Taking Options:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gCrslHx7xA&feature=resu
lts_video&playnext=1&list=PLD2B20A5CF40F91AE
 Points to Ponder:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXNfVs1pPQc&feature=rela
ted
Thank you for participating in our Study Skills Workshop!
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out a short survey about our workshop.
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