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Know Yourself - Improve Yourself

HOW DO YOU LEARN?

          Are you a ______________ Learner?

  • Visual – Learn best by seeing
  • Aural - Learn best by listening
  • Read/Write – Learn best by reading and writing
  • Kinesthetic – Learn best by doing
  • Multimodal – Learn best by using more than one mode above

Take the VARK quiz to explore your learning style.

HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME?

Take the Time Management Quiz - Then, practice these proven guidelines - they work!

FIRST THINGS FIRST

PLAN A DAY AHEAD

APPLY “PARETO PRINCIPLE” - 80/20 RULE

HAVE A FUTURE ORIENTATION

EVALUATE THE MOST VALUABLE USE OF YOUR TIME

PROCRASTINATE CREATIVELY

CONCENTRATE

PREPARE

TAKE ACTION

Just do it!  Getting started is key – Take one step at a time.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR TESTS?

TEST-TAKING TIPS

  • Prepare – Study, Study, Study!
  • Get a good night’s sleep and eat a good meal before every test.
  • When you get your test, write down details you remember (names, dates, formulas, theories…).
  • Put your name and the date on the test.
  • Then, quickly read over the entire test and decide how much time you need in each section.
  • Make note of difficult questions and return back to them later (first instinct is usually best).
  • Check over your answers.

     Multiple Choice

  • Try to think of the answer before looking at the choices.
  • Then, read all answer choices, cross out what you know is incorrect and make your selection.

     True/False

  • Look for key words (statements with all, always, never, every, and none are often False).
  • Read the questions VERY carefully – one word often make the difference between T and F.

     Essay

  • Read each question.
  • Start with the easiest questions.
  • Before writing, brainstorm and make an outline, if there is time.
  • Use complete sentences and write a good topic sentence to start.
  • Give facts, examples, and details in the middle paragraphs.
  • Restate the important points in the final paragraph and give a strong summary or conclusion.

USE COMPUTER PROGRAMS EFFICIENTLY

Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel PowerPoint

D2L  - Desire to Learn

Student Management System

 

Page last updated: February 9, 2013