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           Ann Dillon
     adillon@austincc.edu
   Austin Community College
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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
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       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?
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   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
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  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
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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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