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Unformatted text preview: Student Academic Learning Services Page 1 of 16 www.durhamcollege.ca/sals Student Services Building (SSB), Room 204 905.721.2000 ext. 2491 This document last updated: 12/16/2010 Keys to Success A Student Academic Learning Services Workshop Student Academic Learning Services Page 2 of 16 www.durhamcollege.ca/sals Student Services Building (SSB), Room 204 905.721.2000 ext. 2491 This document last updated: 12/16/2010 What are Learning Skills? The skills and strategies that you can use to improve your academic experience are explained in the following topics: Time Management & Organization Do you have trouble keeping track of your assignments and getting them in on time? The more organized you are, the easier it is to meet assignment deadlines and improve your marks. Learning Styles Do you know how you learn best? Knowing how you learn will make your learning experience more productive and successful. Listening & Note Taking Do you have trouble paying attention in class? Are your notes difficult to study from because theyre unorganized and messy? Practice strategies to get more out of your lectures. Study Strategies Do you study for 3 hours, but only remember what you studied in the last 40 minutes? How you study is just as important as what you study. Memory Do you have trouble remembering what you have learned? Use strategies to improve your ability to remember what you study. Thinking & Reading Are you overwhelmed by the amount of reading? Cant find the most important points? Use the SQ5R method to help you think logically and read critically. Preparing for Tests & Exams How do you prepare for tests? Improve your test marks by knowing how to prepare for and write tests. Stress Management Are you feeling the pressure of it all? Using the strategies and techniques described in this handout will help you manage and reduce your stress. Student Academic Learning Services Page 3 of 16 www.durhamcollege.ca/sals Student Services Building (SSB), Room 204 905.721.2000 ext. 2491 This document last updated: 12/16/2010 Time Management & Organization: Start Off Organized!!! No one is born with organizational skills; they must be learned and practiced. Organizing things and thoughts is a common task for many people. Organization involves creating routine and order with a sense of predictability. Make organization your habit through repetition. There are many aspects of school life over which students have little or no control. Students do; however, have control over things such as the organization of their class notes, binders, backpacks, lockers, homework and using time wisely to prepare for tests and exams. Tools for Organization Semester timetable (a schedule for all your class times) Course outline for each subject (a description of each course you are taking) A binder for every subject Dividers (to help keep your notes, assignments, and tests for each course organized) Coloured highlighters (coloured markers used to highlight important information)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2012 for the course BIO 201 taught by Professor Adams during the Spring '11 term at Durham College.

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