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Outline of study methods courses

How to study a textbook, How to take notes, Essay and projects , Examination technique ...

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.

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