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FAST Study Skills Presentation


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									FAST: Study Skills for
   School Success!

  Presented By: Miss Pinto

 We will discuss …
  • how to create an effective study zone
  • the importance of setting consistent
    homework and studying routines
  • learning about learning
  • suggested study tools
    Study Skills for School
    This study skills workshop was created with
    the following in mind:

1. Students want to do well in school
2. Students who consistently do well in school
   practice good study habits and are well
3. Study skills and organizational skills do not
   come naturally to most people – they must
   be learned
       Discussion Time

 What does your child’s work space
  look like?
       Create a Study Zone
 How should it look?
  •   Comfortable
  •   No Distractions
  •   Well lit
  •   Organized
  •   Necessary supplies
  •   Personalize it
 Students remember more if they do their
  homework in the same place and same
  time each night!
Organizing the Study Zone

 Study Zone should have…
  • a special place where your child
    puts parent notices
  • monthly calendar to write down
    ALL activities and due dates
  • Study times blocked off in
Setting Study Zone Routines

 When student gets home they should empty
  Home/School Communication Folder and
  organize papers in their Study Zone
 Student adds new information to monthly
 Parent checks Study Zone
 Student puts signed papers back in
  Home/School Communication Folder
 Student and parent create a To-Do list
Setting Study Zone Routines
 Turn off TV, radio, or any other distracting
  devises and remove cell phones etc.
 Check and retrieve additional supplies if
 Fix a snack - you don’t need an excuse for
  your child to get up!
 Set time by estimating how long each
  assignment will take
 Ask student to number assignments in order
  from first to last (Most difficult or least
  favorite assignment first)
     Handling Homework

1. Ask questions about assignments
2. Discuss your involvement and role in
   tonight's study session
3. Student crosses out or checks off each
   assignment as it is completed
4. As SOON as each assignment is
   completed and parent checks it, the
   student should put papers immediately
   in their Home/School Communication
5. Rewards student’s progress!
    Setting High Standards

       Expect Excellent Work
    •     Expect good, readable handwriting
    •     Use complete sentences
    •     Answers questions thoroughly, using examples
          and details
    •     Encourage student to double-checking their
          work (especially in math)

       By doing these things students learn more
        and don’t need to study as much!
             Two Types of Memory
  Working Memory         Long Term memory
Short term memorizing   Learned material makes
“Cramming”               it to your “long-term
Learned material only
makes it to your         Review and revisit
                         material often
“working memory”
                         Information should be
Learned material will   reviewed ten minutes after
soon be forgotten        learning and every seven
                         days to keep in long-term
            WHICH IS BETTER?
Learning About Learning 2

          How Do People Learn?
   1 % through TASTE

   1.5 % through TOUCH

   3.5% through SMELL

   11% through HEARING

   83% through SIGHT

              What Does This Mean?
    Learning About Learning 3

          How Much People Retain
   10% of what you READ
   20% of what you HEAR
   30% of what you SEE
   50% of what you SEE and HEAR at the same time
   70% of what you SAY as you talk
   90% of what you SAY as you DO a thing

               What Does This Mean ?
               Test Taking 3
       When studying students should recite,
        write, visualize

    •    RECITE
          Describe or explain topics aloud; put
           in your own words
          Teach the information to someone
          Engage in a simulation or role play
           Test Taking 4
•    WRITE
     Make chapter study review cards (SQ3R)
     Make flashcards (math facts, sight words,
      vocabulary words and definitions)

     Close eyes and “picture in mind” any chart,
       diagram, word, map, event, time period,
       scene, experiment, or character that they
       are trying to remember
S = Survey    Look over the chapter title and all the pictures to get an idea
              of what you are supposed to learn from the reading.

Q = Question Come up with some questions that could be answered while
             you read.

R1 = Read     Think about answering the questions you came up with and
              what might come next in the reading.

              After reading a section ask yourself questions
R2 = Recite
              about what you have read. You can take notes about
              the reading.

              Review what you have read by covering up the key phrases
R3 = Review
              and seeing if you can recall them.

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