Get Connected with Study Skills Ann Dillon firstname.lastname@example.org Austin Community College Get Connected Study Skills Reading Writing Study Skills for Success Goal Setting Time Management Motivation Learning Preferences Memory Strategies Critical, Creative, and Practical Thinking Textbook and Lecture Note Taking Exam Preparation and Test Taking Communications Building Relationships: Integrity and Diversity Physical Fitness Fiscal Fitness Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting Tackling Research Papers Getting Students Connected First Class Activities Ice Breakers Syllabus Collaboration Autobiography Study Skills Inventory Course Activities Mentors Journals Portfolios Pop Culture Setting Goals for Success Specific Meaningful Accountable Realistic Timed Empowering Relevant Goal Setting Action Plan Write one academic goal for this semester. What actions will you take to reach this goal? How and when will you know if you achieved this goal? Will you need someone to help or support you to reach this goal? How? Do you expect to encounter any obstacles in reaching your goal? Potential solutions? How will you reward yourself for sticking to your plan each week? What consequences are you going to impose on yourself if you fail to follow through on your plan? Reading and Writing About Goals Reading: Intranet and Internet Writing 1-2 week evaluation intervals Are you on track to meet your goals? What is working well and what is not? What changes do you need to make to achieve your goals? Get Connected with Time Management Time Tracking 168 hours per week Estimate Ideal Actual Sleep Eat Exercise Class Study Work Family, Community Socialize Internet, MP3, Video, Phone Chores Shop Connecting with Time Management Journal Prompts “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.” Don Marquis “What can be done at any time is never done at all.” English Proverb “You may delay, but time will not.” Benjamin Franklin Overcoming Procrastination Habits and Self Change Do it now Use time between classes wisely Work hard for 10 minutes Chunk long assignments/projects Limit distractions Just say no Getting and Staying Motivated Scavenger hunt Campus resources Library Learning Center Counseling Offices Faculty Offices Student Organizations Get Connected with Motivation Reading – pop culture Main Ideas Writing – paragraphs and essays Topic Sentences and Thesis Statements Motivation Prompts “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz “This thing called ‘failure’ is not falling down, but staying down.” Mary Pickford “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill Individual Learning Preferences Sensory How do I prefer to receive information? Cognitive How do I prefer to think about information? Social Do I prefer to study alone or with others? Get Connected with Learning Preferences Reading Major Details Minor Details Writing Process Direction Process Explanation Classification Memory Strategies Memory Box Organization Strategies Rehearsal Strategies Mind Maps Study Review Cards Get Connected with Memory Strategies Reading Graphic Aids Writing Descriptive Writing Imagery Critical Thinking Making Inferences Drawing Conclusions Evaluating Arguments Get Connected with Reading and Writing Tone Purpose Point of View Critical Thinking Strategies Jurors’ obligations Seek truth Concentrate on evidence Look for truth in conflicting arguments Lay aside bias and prejudice Be led by intelligence, not emotions Jurors’ task: identify issue, identify relevant evidence, weigh credibility, consider what’s missing, deliberate, reach verdict Practice Critical Thinking Library Database Treasure Hunt Define topic Identify search terms Select periodical index Select three sources on the topic and evaluate each: author, publisher, information quality, type and length, date Search the Internet for the same topic and compare-contrast results-credibility, reliability Communications “continuous partial attention” Linda Stone Speaking and Presenting Listening Using Technology Point and click masters Impatience Negative impacts interaction on interaction Cell phone companions Spell/grammar check dependent Text message language Netiquette – spelling, grammar, emoticons if u could e-mail me back on your free time that would be awesome. Although i will not be able to come cause i have a test in another class, but Monday sounds great. See u then Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Downloads Cut and paste from the Internet Lack of citations Plagiarism screening software Multiple draft requirements Get Connected with Study Skills Study Skills Writing Reading References Arenson, Karen W. “Report Finds Virtually No Progress in College Readiness.” New York Times 14 Oct. 2004. Boulard, Garry. “A Fresh Start: Remedial Education Gives Students a New Lease on College Life.” Community College Week. 16 Aug.2004. “Closing the College Participation Gap: U.S. Profile.” Education Commission of the States. Oct. 2003 www.esc.org Friedman, Thomas. “What We Have Is a Failure to Communicate.” The New York Times. 3 Nov. 2006. Haurwitz, Ralph K.M. and Laura Heinauer. “High Schools Failing College Students.” Austin American Statesman. 15 May 2005: A-1. “Lifestyle & Media Study- Spring 2005.” Student Monitor LLC. 28 Sept. 2005 www.studentmonitor.com Mosbacker, Barrett. “The Information Highway: Littered with Roadkill?” CMC Magazine. 1 June 1995 http://ibiblio.org/cmc/mag/1995/jun/mosbacker.html “New Study of the Literacy of College Students Finds Some Are Graduating with Only Basic Skills.” American Institute for Research. 19 Jan. 2006 http://www.air.org/news/documents/Release200601pew.htm Read, Madelen. “Employers Urge Workers to Improve Writing.” Associated Press. 14 Sept. 2004 http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20040914123509990002&_ccc=5&cid=842 Spenser, Jason. “It’s Back to the Basics for Many in College.” Houston Chronicle. 26 Sept. 2004 http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/2815219 Zaslow, Jeffrey. “Reconnect ‘techo-tasking’ Teens with the Real World.” Wall Street Journal. 15 Oct. 2005.
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