WELCOME TO YOUR STUDY SKILLS
As teenagers one of the important
milestones in our lives is high school graduation.
Wow it will feel so great to be able to just do whatever we want. Sleep in late, find a full time job, buy that car we've
been dreaming about, go on a trip, or go to college. But why does it take so long? Why are some classes so hard and some
teachers so mean? Even the AIMS test is hard to pass and now we have to pass it to graduate. What do we have to
do to successfully pass all our classes and tests?
Well let's think about other areas in
our lives? How did we become such a good runner, basketball player, or dancer? Practice!! Our skills did not just
appear, we had to work hard and put lots of time into excelling in these areas.
It is the same with academic work. Okay,
it may not be as fun but if we want to be successful in a multitude of areas in
our lives, then we also have to practice in academics. Practice in academics utilizes Study Skills.
Skills are an important component of academic success
that we somehow manage to gloss over.
We need to effectively practice studying for our classes and tests. Learning
and practicing Study Skills are just as essential as the material we are studying. With today’s focus on strengthening
your academic skills, and ensuring that you are prepared to meet most of the challenges in your life, we have to find
a way to do that. So that’s how this Study Skills support page came about.
Through these pages, we will provide
support for strengthening your study skills leading to academic success. Although
there are several components to study skills we have chosen to focus on four. The four
include the learning process, taking notes, test taking and vocabulary building.
Goal: Strengthen student study
skills resulting in the successful completion of their ED2020 classes.
Through the first two weeks of class, students will:
1. Investigate the learning process through Multiple Intelligences
2. Identify your own multiple intelligence preference
3. Listen and take notes
4. Develop test-taking and test reviewing strategies
5. Access and utilize vocabulary resources on the Web.
6. Gain confidence through the use of computer technology and
the resources of the Internet
7. Utilize critical thinking skills in evaluating, synthesizing
and analyzing information.
Arizona State Workplace Standards
The purpose of this site is to offer new strategies
that will help strengthen your study skills. To demonstrate
and measure growth in this direction there are several Assignments
that you are required to complete. All Assignments will appear like this, purple and underligned.
- Your Assignment for this page
is to take an inventory of your existing study skills. Follow the directions in the Table below these instructions. Once
you have answered and printed your scores, you must select an area that you will work on improving for the semester.
For example, you may decide to utilize a strategy that will help improve your scores on multiple choice tests. From
this page you will select "Test Taking" from the Navigation bar on the left. From there you will proceed to the Test
Taking section and review the information on how to take multiple choice tests. You will write a 300 word essay describing
what study skill you have chosen to work on, based on your inventory and what new strategies you will use.
- After you have finished this assignment click on the link "The Learning Process" on the Navigation bar
to the left. A new page will open and there you will have a opportunity to see how you
learn. This will help you to understand how you can use your learning style to be successful in any class you take.
You will the complete all the work listed under Assignment
- The next page you will go to is on "Taking Notes." As notetaking is a very
important component of study skills a notebook must be kept and contain notes from each section of these Support Web pages.
Notes will be checked weekly. Complete the assignment on the Web page Taking Notes.
- Continue to follow each one of the links on the Navigator Bar. Select each link in the following order: Test Taking,
Vocabulary and then Resources. Remember to take notes on each page, and record vocabulary you are not familiar with.
- After you complete each section, an essay (300 words) must be written.
The essay must contain a description of what you learned, how it differs from what you have been doing and what you are going
to do to modify your practice.