Study Actively - ACTIVE STUDY Adapted from: Ann Algier,...

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ACTIVE STUDY Adapted from: Ann Algier, Everything You Need To Know About Learning A. Introduction Learning takes time. Very few people have photographic memories. Learning requires repetition- meaningful repetition. This is why active study techniques are so vitally important. The "recording disk" of the brain accepts new material much faster if it "hears," "sees," "feels," "tastes," and detects motion (kinetic energy) during input or recording time. Then too, the more times around the learning circuit, the longer lasting the impression. If you are able to place abstract ideas into diagrammatic form, you will remember the concept. B. Mnemonics Material that is difficult to master can be organized by finding the key words in each point, noting the first letter, and arranging the letters into a sense or nonsense word (the sillier, the better). Examples: 1. What are the qualities of a scientist? (mnemonic answer: PIPOC) P erserverance I ntelligence P atience C uriosity 2. Why did the U.S. enter World War I? (mnemonic answer: SPRENCZ)
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2010 for the course POL 208 taught by Professor Wong during the Winter '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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