Every Thursday you will be working on how to strengthen your learning skills. Some learning areas that will be targeted are organization, memory, study techniques, etc.
February 9, 2012
Studying is a skill that takes time to learn and customize to fit YOU. Everyone does not learn the same way. Different skills work better for different people. Today, you will be exploring a website that will help to give you new ideas and tips on how to be successful when studying. Once you have clicked on the link below, you will need to do the following:
1) Read the article titled "So if education is so important, why isn't it a subject in school?".
2) This article is immediately followed by a list of 10 "tasks", starting with 1. Are you an effective learner?. You are to go through numbers 1-5 on this list (in order).
3) When you get to number 4. Long term planning and timetabling, below you will find an attachment for a Get Organized Calendar. This schedule starts with this week and continues through the rest of the school year. This is a great tool (in addition to your agenda) to print out and keep track of all of your assignments, due dates, tests, etc.
February 16, 2012
Today, you will be revisiting the Study Tips and Skills website from last Thursday (click attached link on February 9). You will need to finish numbers 6-10 on the "task" list. After reading through these tasks, identify 2-3 studying skills that you will make an effort to use. Discuss with classmates other studying techniques that you find to be helpful.
February 23, 2012