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Exam 3 Final Answers Turn in

Exam 3 Final Answers Turn in - Part II 1 List the six...

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Part II 1. List the six characteristics of self-directed learners. Which two could you apply to your everyday learning and study behaviors to become a more independent learner? Explain. There are six characteristics to being a self-directed learner. On page 145 of “Academic Transformation”, it defines the self-directed learner as “one who sets clear goals for the knowledge and skills one wants to acquire in a course.” A self-directed learner has the ability to set and choose their goals in academics, use appropriate methods of learning, motivate themselves to learn something new, not only learn more than what is required but understand it, learn actively and prefer to relate personal experiences to what they learn. Of these six characteristics, the two I could incorporate into my learning and study time would be to learn actively and to use a variety of learning strategies. By learning with a variety of learning strategies, it allows different methods to comprehend materiel, take notes and review what I have learned. For instance, there are many different ways to take notes. Using the correct note-taking strategy for a class is crucial. In my music class I would use the Cornell Note-Taking System. It is the method of dividing notes into three sections, the note-taking section, the cue column and the summary area. It proves to be the most effective method in learning the different composers and definitions. For a math class I would use the T-Notes strategy. This strategy includes dividing your notes into three sections also. First, I would draw a large “T” on the paper. On top of the “T” is the main idea or formula. On the left side for example would be the math problem, on the right side, the method to solving the problem. So in using different learning strategies, my note-taking skills are enhanced to better understand and review the material. The second characteristic I could apply to my learning and study time is to learn actively. The less active a student is, the less they will learn. Passive learning is a fine way to misuse valuable study time. The more hands-on approach I can take to learning something new, the more information I am likely to preserve it. Learning actively is as simple as getting involved to what I learn. The more I can understand what I am learning, the more I can retain. If a hands-on approach is not available, it can be as simple as walking around the room while I read. It is just a matter of avoiding being
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