Outline of study methods courses


STUDY TECHNIQUE

How to study a textbook
  • SQ3R method,
  • keywords,
  • questioning,
  • summarization
 
How to take notes
  • lecture notes,
  • study notes,
  • layout of notes,
  • revision of notes, etc
 
Essay and projects
  • answering the question,
  • preplanning essay,
  • style,
  • substantiation of ideas by proof,
 
 
Examination technique
  • final revision,
  • reducing anxiety,
  • practice papers,
  • essay, etc
 


EFFICIENT READING TECHNIQUES

Vocabulary extension
  • Building vocabulary,
  • Prefixes and suffixes,
  • Latin and Greek derivatives,
  • Dictionary skills
 
Visual span
  • Reading words in groups,
  • Reducing visual fixations
 
Flexible reading
  • Previewing,
  • Skimming,
  • Reading,
  • Studying,
  • Active reading
 
Improved retention
  • Reading whole concepts,
  • Interrelating information,
  • Questioning,
  • Summarizing,
  • anticipating
 
 


MEMORY

Extracting essential information
  • Keywords,
  • Classification of keywords,
  • Rejection of superfluous material
 
Relating new knowledge to existing information
  • Questioning,
  • Anticipating,
  • Comparisons,
  • Familiarising the unfamiliar
 
Association of ideas
  • Interdependence of knowledge,
  • Chain reaction
  • Inefficiency of rote learning
 
Mnemonic system
  • Number sound system,
  • Chain method,
  • Classical room system,
  • The major system
 


LISTENING & THINKING

Efficient listening
  • Lecture notes,
  • Concise summarization,
  • Keywords
 
Efficient thinking
  • Logic,
  • Communication,
  • Interpretation originality in thought critical (analytical) and creative (lateral) thinking.